National Geographic : 1955 Apr
© National Geographic Society 462 Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographers B. Anthony Stewart and Bates Littlehales (inset) An Ice Age River, Hollowing Sandstone Cliffs, Carved Old Man's Cave Rock caverns and rugged hills of western Hocking County once sheltered Indian tribes. Today visitors explore the deep chasms and shadowy gorges in the region's six parks. Old Man's Cave, 200 feet long and 75 feet deep, is named for an old-time fugitive who lived here as a hermit. Queer Creek, snaking through the canyon, forms the crystal-clear pool at lower right. Inset: Indians carved the walls of near-by Rock House cavern.