Taylors Falls in Chisago County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Geology of the Taylors Falls Region
About 520 million years ago in the Lake Cambrian period, the North American continent was positioned with Minnesota near the equator. Shallow seas covered the region, into which great thicknesses of mainly quartz sand were deposited. These deposits are now the sandstone bluffs along this river valley and the rock faces exposed on the highway road cuts south of this marker. Although most of the region then lay flat, the basalts in the Taylor Falls area stood high as rocky, cliff-ringed islands in a tropical sea.
The most recent geological event recorded here occurred about 12,000 years ago during the end of the Ice Age of the last two
Erected by the Geological Society of Minnesota in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Geological Survey 1998
Erected 1998 by the Geological Society of Minnesota in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Geological Survey.
Location. 45° 23.866′ N, 92° 39.315′ W. Marker is in Taylors Falls, Minnesota, in Chisago County. Marker is on Saint Croix Trail (U.S. 8) 0.3 miles south of Bench Street (State Highway 95), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Interstate State Park at the Taylors Falls Scenic Overlook; no nearby parking is available. Marker is in this post office area: Taylors Falls MN 55084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Taylors Falls United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Folsom House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glacial Potholes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town House School (approx. ¼ mile away); Chisago Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Interstate Park Centennial (approx. half a mile away in Wisconsin); State Park Movement in Wisconsin (approx. 0.6 miles away in Wisconsin); Where Are The Falls of the St. Croix? (approx. 1.1 miles away in Wisconsin). Click for a list of all markers in Taylors Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Geology of Interstate Park; The St. Croix Dalles, home of the World's Deepest Potholes. (Submitted on August 8, 2011.)
2. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Interstate State Park. (Submitted on August 8, 2011.)
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