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  • 5-17 Sandusky Plains marker and environs 5-17 Sandusky Plains marker and environs
Title, side A
The Sandusky Plains
Text, side A
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.
Address
786 Marion Melmore Rd
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Location
Daughmer Savanna State Nature Preserve's Parking lot
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.729117, Longitude: -83.092567.
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