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Near Rockbridge in Richland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Little Rock

 
 
The Little Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. The Little Rock Marker
Inscription. Early explorers of the driftless area noted this "small, isolated vertical rock." The first settlers removed the easily available rubble for building foundations and chimneys. Soon horses and buggies cut between the rocks and established the roadway. The natural gateway became a memorable view for passers-by.

By 1986 the need for safe movement of traffic conflicted with the desire to preserve the scenic and historical value of the "Little Rock." Having lived all his life in the shadow of the rock, Halsey Rinehart spearheaded efforts to preserve this natural monument for future generations.

Dedicated to the memory of Halsey Rinehart, 1914-1990.
 
Location. 43° 26.682′ N, 90° 21.788′ W. Marker is near Rockbridge, Wisconsin, in Richland County. Marker is on County Highway D 0.1 miles west of State Highway 80, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25344 County Highway D, Richland Center WI 53581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Troop Encampment (within shouting distance of this marker); Pier Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockbridge (within shouting
The Little Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. The Little Rock Marker
The original highway shown in this photo is closed.
distance of this marker); St. Patrick's (approx. 5.1 miles away); Krouskop Park (approx. 7.1 miles away); Wisconsin Purple Heart Memorial Highway (approx. 7.2 miles away); Birthplace of GTE (approx. 7.2 miles away); Ada James (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockbridge.
 
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The Little Rock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
3. The Little Rock and Marker
The replacement highway is in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 4 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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