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Local Petrified Wood Specimen Preserved

A piece of locally found petrified wood is now preserved at the New Indian Ridge Museum.  It was found in 1972 on the Vietzen Homestead, at the corner of West Ridge and Fowl Roads, in Elyria, Ohio, by Col. Raymond C. Vietzen.  This is a relatively rare find, and we are very pleased to be able to preserve this important piece of local geological history.

The stone is complete with a tag in Col. Vietzen’s handwriting.  It was displayed for many years in his Indian Ridge Museum, located on the Vietzen Homestead, where the stone was found.  It was purchased and donated to the New Indian Ridge Museum by the Rounds Family, July, 2014.

The locally-found petrified wood specimen, found at the Vietzen Homestead, now at the New Indian Ridge Museum, is complete with Col. Vietzen's hand written tag.

The locally-found petrified wood specimen, found at the Vietzen Homestead, now at the New Indian Ridge Museum, is complete with Col. Vietzen’s hand-written tag.