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Wisconsin Dells in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Wisconsin River

Man and Nature Converge

 
 
The Wisconsin River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2020
1. The Wisconsin River Marker
Inscription.  Picture before you a white-rapids river raging between its rocky banks. The early days of the Wisconsin River flowing through this region were not the serene postcard scenes of today. The riverbed and towering sandstone bluffs were formed more than 14,000 years ago when Glacial Lake Wisconsin broke through an ice dam sending turbulent flood waters to carve out the picturesque landscape. Now tamed by 25 hydroelectric dams on its route from Upper Michigan to the Mississippi, this great river is the longest and hardest working in the state. It has carried native people and explorers, supported commerce and leisure, and stands as the foremost ambassador greeting visitors to beautiful Wisconsin Dells.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 37.711′ N, 89° 46.611′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Broadway near Eddy Street, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located on the "Riverwalk.". Touch for map.
The Wisconsin River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2020
2. The Wisconsin River Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Excursions (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kilbourn Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Mitchell Steamboat Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ho-Chunk People (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Wisconsin Dells (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Geology of the Wisconsin Dells (about 300 feet away); George H. Crandall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Dells.
 
More about this marker. The "Riverwalk" is a public path along a portion of the Wisconsin River. Eleven makers are found along this path. Road access to the path is only available at the beginning and end of the "Riverwalk."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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