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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chamberlin Rock

 
 
Chamberlin Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
1. Chamberlin Rock Marker
Inscription. This tablet commemorates the services to Wisconsin of Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, leader in science and education, State Geologist of Wisconsin, 1873-1882, President of the University, 1887-1892.

As State Geologist he conducted a survey distinguished for high scientific and economic value.

As President he made the spirit of research effective in the organization and life of the University.

He first distinguished and named the drifts left in this region by successive ice advances. This boulder, brought by the continental glacier from ancient Pre-Cambrian bedrock in Canada, was deposited here in the Wisconsin or latest glacial drift, of which this hill is a part.
 
Location. 43° 4.573′ N, 89° 24.579′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Observatory Drive 0.2 miles east of Babcock Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is west of the Washburn Observatory on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bird Effigy (within shouting distance of this marker); Turtle Effigy (within shouting distance of this marker);
Chamberlin Rock image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
2. Chamberlin Rock
With the UW Washburn Observatory and Van Hise Hall in the background.
Forging Agrarian Democracy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (about 400 feet away); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics (about 700 feet away); Mass Production of Penicillin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genetically Superior Crops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneering Human Genetics (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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