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

Natural Ingenuity

Deep Entrepreneurial Spirit

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2020
1. Natural Ingenuity Marker
Inscription.  From early settlers and lumber raftsmen, to row boat guides, steamboat captains and modern-day tour operators, love for this unique stretch of the Wisconsin River runs deep as its history. Tourism remains the driving economy for the waterway. Today, leisure cruises, jet boats, amphibious duck tours, and kayaks all navigate these waters. Through the ingenuity of man, Wisconsin Dells is ever-changing, and the tug-of-war between progress and maintaining the area's natural beauty continues. The sandstone cliffs stand sentinel along these banks, as the entrepreneurial spirit lives on and the beloved Dells continues its journey through time.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 37.918′ N, 89° 46.427′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from River Road near Illinois Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 River Road, 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. Lumber Raftsmen (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Hamilton Bennett
Natural Ingenuity Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2020
2. Natural Ingenuity Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Kilbourn City (approx. 0.2 miles away); George H. Crandall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ho-Chunk People (approx. ¼ mile away); The Kilbourn Dam (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wisconsin River (approx. 0.3 miles away); River Excursions (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Dells.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the "Riverwalk." 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."
 
Wisconsin Dells Narrows image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2020
3. Wisconsin Dells Narrows
Wisconsin Dells by H.H. Bennett image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2020
4. Wisconsin Dells by H.H. Bennett
Wisconsin Dells, Witch's Gulch image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2020
5. Wisconsin Dells, Witch's Gulch
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 2, 2020
6. Wisconsin Dells
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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