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Near Glidden in Ashland County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Great Divide

 
 
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By Keith L, September 15, 2011
1. Great Divide Marker
Inscription. You are now on the great divide which seperates the two principal drainage areas of Wisconsin. Water falling to the north of this point finds its way into Lake Superior, then down through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River 2,000 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Water which falls to the south of here runs down the Chippewa River into the "Father of Waters," and after 1600 miles reaches the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation here is approximately 950 feet above Lake Superior and 1550 feet above sea level.

Erected 1956

 
Erected 1956 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 54.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 11.17′ N, 90° 37.52′ W. Marker is near Glidden, Wisconsin, in Ashland County. Marker is on State Highway 13 2 miles north of State Highway 77, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a highway wayside. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25145 State Highway 13 / 77, Glidden WI 54527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glidden State Bank
Great Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
2. Great Divide Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); World's Largest White Pine Log (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Great Divide Highway. (Submitted on September 16, 2011.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Great Divide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
3. Great Divide Marker
Gordon Township
25145
State Highway 13 / 77
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 4 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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