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Sadsbury Township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Geology

 
 
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: PaleontologyScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 36.225′ N, 80° 18.056′ W. Marker is in Sadsbury Township, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6). Marker is located in Ice House Park in Conneaut Lake Borough. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 Water St, Conneaut Lake PA 16316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2014
2. Geology Marker
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markers are within 6 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); To the Memory of the Brave (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Tablet (about 600 feet away); This Carousel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blue Streak (approx. 2.3 miles away); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sadsbury Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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