Prairies originally covered about 2 million of Wisconsin's 35.7 million acres. Over 7 million more acres were covered by savanna, a prairie-like community with widely scattered trees, most likely oaks. Today, less than 1/10 of one percent of Wisconsin's original prairie remains. Tallgrass prairie (the type of prairie found in Wisconsin) and oak savanna are now the most decimated and threatened plant communities in the Midwest and among the most decimated in the world. Look for prairie remnants on steep
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
Location. 43° 5.227′ N, 88° 49.419′ W. Marker is near Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 94, 3.2 miles west of State Route 26 when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson Creek WI 53038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Service to Their Country (a few steps from this marker); 94th Combat Infantry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Princess Burial Mound (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mamre Moravian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Anne Pickett (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pioneer Aztalan (approx. 2.2 miles away); Agriculture and Gathering (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site Map of the Prehistoric Village of Aztalan (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson Creek.
More about this marker. The marker is near the entrance to the rest area building at Rest Area No. 14, Westbound I-94.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.