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Owen Historical Society News: Owen County susceptible to that sinking feeling

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By Bonnie Strassell

They are unwelcome residents and for hundreds of years they have squatted on Owen County land.
New ones seemingly appear overnight and their appetites are insatiable. Gaping mouths are fed dirt, rock, lime, trash and an occasional rusty car or pickup, yet to no avail. These indefatigable giants are a constant irritation but from earliest times Owen countians have accepted their presence as part of the local landscape. Most don’t need an introduction to these sometimes cavernous depressions known as Owen County sinkholes.


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