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Eskers are long, sinuous, snakelike ridges of sand and gravel that was deposited near the base of a melting glacier as water flowed in a subglacial stream. A prominent esker is visible along U. S. Route 23, north of Circleville. Portions of this esker are mined for sand and gravel.
 
Eskers are long, sinuous, snakelike ridges of sand and gravel that was deposited near the base of a melting glacier as water flowed in a subglacial stream. A prominent esker is visible along U. S. Route 23, north of Circleville. Portions of this esker are mined for sand and gravel.
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Sims Corner Eskers and Kames

Eskers are long, sinuous, snakelike ridges of sand and gravel that was deposited near the base of a melting glacier as water flowed in a subglacial stream. A prominent esker is visible along U. S. Route 23, north of Circleville. Portions of this esker are mined for sand and gravel.