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Near Bucyrus in Crawford County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Sandusky Plains

A Geological Feature of North Central Ohio

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
1. The Sandusky Plains Marker
Inscription.  The Plains lay south and west of the Sandusky River, bounded by the Olentangy River on the east and Tymochtee Creek on the west. The local black prairie soils mark the extent of the grasslands, which were uncommon in the dense eastern forests. Bur Oak trees, from the period of the Wyandot Indians, have survived because their thick bark protected them from the common prairie grass fires. This remnant of wilderness--Bur Oak Grove and Tall Grass Prairie--is protected from cultivation, which would destroy most of the native plant species.
 
Erected 1976 by Crawford County Historical Foundation, Inc. The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5- 17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 43.746′ N, 83° 5.552′ W. Marker is near Bucyrus, Ohio, in Crawford County. Marker is on Marion Melmore
The Sandusky Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
2. The Sandusky Plains Marker
Rd (County Route 1), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Daughmer Savanna State Nature Preserve's parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 786 Marion Melmore Rd, Bucyrus OH 44820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree (approx. 5.7 miles away); Scioto Ordnance Plant Site (approx. 6.2 miles away); Our Unknown Dead (approx. 7.9 miles away); World War II Displacement (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Underground Railroad in Crawford County (approx. 8 miles away); First Lieutenant Harry L. Martin (approx. 8.3 miles away); Crawford County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Claridon Prairie (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bucyrus.
 
The Sandusky Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
3. The Sandusky Plains Marker
The Sandusky Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
4. The Sandusky Plains Marker
The oak trees on the savanah
The Sandusky Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2016
5. The Sandusky Plains Marker
Sign next to marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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