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New book details history of local rock shelter

By on March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Monroe County landowner Melvin Allscheid has published a booklet about a land formation he discovered nine miles south of Waterloo, now named the Allscheid Rock Shelter.

Allscheid coverThe 23-page booklet details Allscheid’s discovery of the dry area under the cliff overhang and takes the reader through the artifacts Allscheid discovered along with his theories on the formation.

“This formation has been occupied on and off for 8,000 years,” he said. “So many artifacts have come out of it.”

Allscheid first discovered the rock shelter in 1974, when he and friend Brian Luhr were touring the woods on Allscheids property near Tipton.>>>

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