— Ohio Historical Marker —Indian Trail Caverns, first opened in 1927, is one of many caves that occur on the dolomite ridge traversed by State Route 568 in Wyandot and Hancock counties. Sheriden Cave, a karst sinkhole associated with the caverns, was discovered in 1989. It has collected a remarkable record of Ice Age animal and human activity in its sediments. Excavations have revealed remains of many extinct Late Pleistocene Epoch animals-giant beaver, stag moose, flat-headed and long-nosed peccary, and short-faced bear, among many others-that were sealed in the cave by glacial deposits more than ten thousand years ago. Paleo-Indian tools, including projectile points and scrapers, are evidence of the earliest-known human activity in this region.
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|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Indian Trail Caverns, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 294321 N 4539496|
|Decimal Degrees||40.98073333, -83.44478333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 58.844', W 83° 26.687'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 58' 50.64" N, 83° 26' 41.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 622-1498 OH-568, Carey OH 43316, US|
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