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Dalton, W. - Root Cellar

Manhattan Township

Riley County

This arched cave is built into a raised mound behind a mixed wood/stone home off of Zeandale road outside of Manhattan, KS. It was apparently the root cellar and storm shelter for the original homesteaders and now serves as extra storage and housing for the homes water treatment equipment. The cave opens to the east and is approximately 12'(L)x6.5'(W)x7'(H).