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Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Skull Cave

 
 
Skull Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
1. Skull Cave Marker
Inscription. According to tradition this is the cave in which the English fur-trader Alexander Henry hid out during the Indian uprising of 1763. The floor of the cave, he claimed, was covered with human bones, presumably Indian.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 51.447′ N, 84° 37.13′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of Garrison Road and Rifle Range Road, on the right when traveling north on Garrison Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Holmes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Holmes (about 600 feet away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. half a mile away); Sainte Anne Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mission Church
Distant view of marker and cave image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
2. Distant view of marker and cave
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. mile away); British Landing (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mackinac Island.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Skull Cave image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
3. Skull Cave
 
 
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