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Title: Potholes Form Scenic Beauty
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Mention "potholes" to most people and they know you are talking about poor road conditions.

But in Warren County, residents know you are referring to a natural scenic wonderland along Fall Creek.

The potholes are a natural formation of large holes in the rock bed of Fall Creek.

The sandstone bed there narrows to about eight to ten fee across. The potholes, like inverted stepping stones in the middle of the stream measure in depth 20 to 40 inches and are about four feet wide. They were...and are being formed by the constant eroding action of large stones inside them. Water from the flowing stream force the stones around inside the holes, enlarging and deepening them.

Legend says says the Indians who lived along its banks used the natural formation as washtubs.

The area is now a nature preserve, Fall Creek Gorge, and is owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy.

To view the potholes, turn west of U.S. 41 from Indiana Route 28 at Williamsport for bout a half block. Turn north at the sign down a winding steep hill. Then the sign directs you left on a gravel road across a small bridge. Follow the road until you come to a T and angle left again, crossing a cement bridge. Then immediately left again across a one-lane iron bridge. The parking lot is a few hundred feet up the road on the right. The view is a short hike through a wooded area.

Date: 9/1/1990
Origin: Backward Glances
Author: Mary McConnell
Record ID: 00000114
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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