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Conneaut Lake in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Geology

 
 
Geology Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2014
1. Geology Marker
Inscription. Conneaut Lake is a kettle lake formed by the receding glacier during the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. As the glacier melted, a large block of ice partially embedded in accumulated sediment formed the depression, which became the lake. Prehistoric Mastadon and Woolly Mammoth bones have been found preserved in the layers of silt in and around the lake, giving evidence of their existence during this period. The glacier changed the water flow from the north to south, making it a part of the Mississippi River drainage system.

Conneaut Lake is Pennsylvania's largest natural lake, four smaller kettle lakes exist in the area.
 
Location. 41° 36.225′ N, 80° 18.056′ W. Marker is in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6). Click for map. Marker is located in Ice House Park in Conneaut Lake Borough. Marker is in this post office area: Conneaut Lake PA 16316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ice Industry and the Ice Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Conneaut Reservoir (approx. half a
Geology Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2014
2. Geology Marker
mile away but has been reported missing); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 5.1 miles away); French Creek Feeder (approx. 6.8 miles away); Meadville (approx. 7.8 miles away); Desegregation of Pennsylvania Schools (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Conneaut Lake.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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