“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Maiden Rock in Pierce County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Lake Pepin

Lake Pepin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
1. Lake Pepin Marker
Inscription. This beautiful lake is twenty-two miles long, varies in width from one to two and a half miles, and covers about thirty-eight square miles. It was caused by the delta of the Chippewa spreading across the gorge of the Mississippi at the southeastern end of the lake. Because of its steeper grade, the smaller Chippewa was able to bring in more glacial debris than the Mississippi could carry away. This delta provided a natural dam and as the water was backed up, Lake Pepin was formed. State Highway 35 hugs Lake Pepin along most of its Wisconsin shore and has been called one of the most scenic drives in America. One of Lake Pepin's admirers was William Cullen Bryant. He praised its natural scenery and declared the area "ought to be visited in the summer by every poet and painter in the land."
Erected 1979 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 35.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 34.51′ N, 92° 22.088′ W. Marker is near Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, in Pierce County. Marker is on The Great River Road (State Highway 35) 1.9 miles south of County Highway D, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker
Lake Pepin Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
2. Lake Pepin Marker
is at a highway pull-off northwest of Maiden Rock. Marker is in this post office area: Maiden Rock WI 54750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 3.8 miles away in Minnesota); Wakondiota Park (approx. 3.8 miles away in Minnesota); Frontenac (approx. 3.9 miles away in Minnesota); Fort Beauharnois (approx. 5.2 miles away in Minnesota); Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer (approx. 6.3 miles away in Minnesota); Maiden Rock (approx. 6.5 miles away); William Colvill (approx. 6.8 miles away in Minnesota); "Bow and Arrow" (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Categories. Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
Pull-Off Along Highway 35 Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
3. Pull-Off Along Highway 35
Lake Pepin Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, July 24, 2008
4. Lake Pepin
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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