Near La Crosse in La Crosse County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Upper Mississippi
Erected 1980 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 264.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 51.545′ N, 91° 16.238′ W. Marker is near La Crosse, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 90 at milepost 1 west of Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at eastbound Rest Area 31 on French Island — Wisconsin’s only rest area located on an island. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2323 Lakeshore Drive, La Crosse WI 54603, 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. Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway (a few steps from this marker); Major General C.C. Washburn (within shouting distance of this marker); Taming the Wild River (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Minnesota’s “Fashionable Tour” / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Theodore Foss Memorial Highway (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial (approx. Red Cloud Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sidewheel Riverboat War Eagle (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Crosse.
Also see . . .
1. About the Upper Mississippi River System. "The history of navigation on the Upper Mississippi River System goes back to the 1820's, when Congress authorized construction of a canal connecting Lake Michigan and the Illinois River..." (Submitted on January 24, 2009.)
2. Upper Mississippi River. "In terms of geologic and hydrographic history, the Upper Mississippi is a portion of the now-extinct Glacial River Warren which carved the valley of the Minnesota River..." (Submitted on January 24, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,217 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on January 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. 5. submitted on January 24, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.