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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Skull Cave (here, next to this marker); Fort Holmes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Holmes
Distant view of marker and cave image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
2. Distant view of marker and cave
(about 600 feet away); Post Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Sugar Loaf (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greany Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
 
Skull Cave image. Click for full size.
By M H, August 21, 2010
3. Skull Cave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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