Akron's Cascade Valley Park is one of the
greatest puzzles in the legend-haunted Cuyahoga River valley. This mighty oak has, since
the early 1800s, been called the Indian Signal Tree. It is shaped like a candelabrum---or
a three-pointed fork. The puzzle is, was it shaped by accident, by an act of God or by a
human hand? This magnificent tree is more than 100 feet high and has an average spread of
75 feet. It is believed to be 250 to 300 years old. Most experts believe the oak was
manipulated into this shape when it was small, by Indians who were known to do this to
mark their trails.