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  • 38-48 Trail Map 38-48 Trail Map
  • 38-48 Mallard Lake Trailhead 38-48 Mallard Lake Trailhead
  • 38-48 The Marker in Strawberry Acres Park in The Village of Holland 38-48 The Marker in Strawberry Acres Park in The Village of Holland
  • 38-48 The Marker is in the background at the left, with McCord Road to the left. 38-48 The Marker is in the background at the left, with McCord Road to the left.
  • 38-48 The Marker 38-48 The Marker
  • 38-48 Many people see the Marker every day at the corner of Angola and McCord Roads. 38-48 Many people see the Marker every day at the corner of Angola and McCord Roads.
  • 38-48 Back of Marker 38-48 Back of Marker
  • 38-48 Front of Marker 38-48 Front of Marker
  • 38-48 Karner Blue Butterfly 38-48 Karner Blue Butterfly
Title, side A
The Oak Openings Regions
Title, side B
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Text, side A
Ice Age glaciers formed the distinct landscape of the Oak Openings Region, which is dominated by rolling sand dunes and wet prairies interrupted by clusters of oak trees. Although the sandy soil did not support agriculture well, the early settlers of Springfield Township and the Village of Holland raised cranberries and other fruits. Encompassing nearly 130 square miles, the Oak Openings Region was designated as one of America's "Last Great Places" by The Nature Conservancy and is home to over 180 rare and endangered species. Local legend holds that prior to the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, Miami Chief Little Turtle and Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket passed through the Oak Openings and met at a council with Wyandot chiefs on the hill near the Springfield Township Cemetery.
Location
Airport Highway