Near Menomonie in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Where... Droves of Buﬀaloes and Elks were Feeding
—Jonathan Carver, 1767 —
The dry conditions of prairies allowed only certain grasses, wildflowers, and a few shrubs to prosper. With very few trees for farmers to cut, the prairies were quickly converted to cropland. Today, less than one percent of the original tallgrass prairie remains!
[map] Shaded areas indicate original prairie areas.
Erected 1988 by the Wisconsin Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources.
Location. 44° 54.504′ N, 91° 54.505′ W. Marker is near Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 94 at milepost 43, 2.6 miles west of County Highway B, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at Rest Area 62. Marker is in this post office area: Menomonie WI 54751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin's Oak Savanna (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fine Meadows Dunn County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Chippewa Valley White Pine (about 700 feet away); Dr. Stephen Tainter (approx. 1.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stori House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Menomonie.
Also see . . .
1. Prairie. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 3, 2011.)
2. What is a Prairie?. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (Submitted on June 3, 2011.)
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.