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Near Rock Springs in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Van Hise Rock

 
 
Van Hise Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
1. Van Hise Rock Marker
Inscription. The material of this rock was once sand on the sea bottom, and has since hardened into quartzite. It was tilted to the present position by a slow earth movement, and then separated from the adjacent cliff by erosion. The vertical light and dark bands represent the original layers. The inclined cracks in the dark layer were caused by the readjustment in the layers during the tilting.

This rock is pictured in geologic books as a type illustrating important principles of structural geology, and has been a point of special interest to many investigators in geology visiting this region. President Charles R. Van Hise of the University of Wisconsin was one of the first and foremost of these.

Please do not deface.

Tablet presented by friends of Van Hise at the University of Wisconsin.
1923

 
Erected 1923 by friends of Van Hise at the University of Wisconsin.
 
Location. 43° 29.348′ N, 89° 54.94′ W. Marker is near Rock Springs, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is on North River Street (State Highway 136) 0.8 miles north of Broadway (State Highway 154), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located just north of a highway pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Springs WI 53961, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Van Hise Rock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
2. Van Hise Rock and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Van Hise Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Mid–Continent Railway Historical Society (approx. 2.9 miles away); Clare A. Briggs – Cartoonist (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vodak Memorial Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Babb's Ford (approx. 5.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Clare Briggs, Cartoonist (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ringling Brothers Circus (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rock Springs (Abelman's Gorge, Van Hise Rock). (Submitted on June 11, 2009.)
 
Categories. EducationNatural Features
 
Van Hise Rock and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, January 12, 2009
3. Van Hise Rock and Markers
Van Hise Rock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
4. Van Hise Rock
Another Van Hise Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, January 12, 2009
5. Another Van Hise Rock Marker
Van Hise Rock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, January 12, 2009
6. Van Hise Rock and Marker
The other side of Van Hise Rock image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 5, 2011
7. The other side of Van Hise Rock
Highway and Cliff by Rock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
8. Highway and Cliff by Rock
Looking Northbound

National Register of Historic Places #97001267
Southbound towards Van Hise Rock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
9. Southbound towards Van Hise Rock
Marker is just past the curve on the left side of the highway.
Nearby Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 7, 2009
10. Nearby Sign
Ableman's Gorge
State Natural Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5, 6. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   7. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   8, 9, 10. 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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