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Wolf Hollow, Glenville, NY

Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow is a fault in the earth approximately 1,200 feet deep. It is the site of the last great battle in 1669 between the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois Indians and the Algonkian nation.

The Hollow was formed about 400 million years ago by a displacement of the earth, a vertical displacement of over 1,000 feet. There are 3 kinds of rock present in the Hollow: sandstone, shale and exposed dolomite. Many fossils can be found in the east and west walls of the Hollow.

The dark circle on the clue photo shows a small cave dug in 1854 in a mistaken search for coal (coal formed about 100 million years later than the rocks here).

Written by Shannon Pierce
Photography by Shannon Pierce and Tom Wickland

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