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Isaacson, Swan - Root Cellar

Jackson Township

Riley County

This arched cave is built into an slight mound on flat ground. It opens to the north toward a large wood frame house. The people who live there have been using it as root cellar for decades and continue to make use of it to store their potatoes today. It gives a good glimpse at how the shelves of these cellars might have been designed to fit the contours of the arch. The house also has a basement which the homeowners said is there place so to go in storms. So it's It seems to be part of a series of caves in the area that were apparently made by the same mason. It measures 15.5'(L)x11'(W)x7'(H).