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Near Antigo in Langlade County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Antigo Silt Loam

State Soil of Wisconsin

 
 
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By Keith L, October 10, 2010
1. Antigo Silt Loam Marker
Inscription. This plain was made thousands of years ago by rivers of water flowing from hills of melting glacial ice that lay a short distance north and east of here. The summer flood waters first laid down gravel, which was then covered by four feet of fertile windblown silt. The silt was slowly changed into productive soil by the action of forest roots and leaf fall. Under careful management by farmers, the soil has been further enriched since settlement and supports a versatile agricultural and forestry economy. Antigo silt loam, first identified through a resource inventory conducted in Langlade County in 1933, was named after the nearby city and occurs in areas across a dozen counties from Green Bay to Minnesota. In 1983 the Wisconsin legis­lature designated the Antigo silt loam as the official state soil to represent the soil resources of Wisconsin that serve as the foundation of life upon which plants, animals and human beings depend.

Erected 1987

 
Erected 1987 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 280.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 9.527′ N, 89° 7.099′ W. Marker
Antigo Silt Loam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
2. Antigo Silt Loam Marker
is near Antigo, Wisconsin, in Langlade County. Marker is on North Langlade Road 0.3 miles south of Wisconsin Highway 52 / 64, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at a pull-off near the Langlade County Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Antigo WI 54409, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Francis Augustine Deleglise (approx. 2.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Langlade County Forest (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service. Wisconsin State Soil: Antigo Silt Loam. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 

2. Antigo (soil). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 10, 2010.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 
Antigo Silt Loam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 10, 2010
3. Antigo Silt Loam Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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