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Hog-Creek Marsh
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Comprising 8,000 acres of Brookston-Crosby soils, the marsh is named for Hog Creek which drains it. Once a shallow lake, cranberries, wild flags and grasses flourished here. Reclamation (1868) cost $13.00 per acre. Dredging was done by steam scow; lateral ditches were hand dug by spade. The original grade of 1/3" in 100' proved ineffective for onion, beets and potatoes. In 1949 restored drainage outlets breathed new life for today's soybean and corn agriculture.
OH 81
Dola, OH 45835
Located W of Dola on S side of OH 81, W of County Road 105
Latitude: 40.7761500, Longitude: -83.7249170.
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