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Near Waupun in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Horicon Marsh

 
 
Horicon Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 27, 2009
1. Horicon Marsh Marker
Inscription.  Horicon Marsh, an area of 31,653 acres, was scoured out by the Wisconsin glacier, at least 10,000 years ago. Gradually the upper Rock River made deposits which slowed its current and spread its waters over the marshland. The Marsh became a haunt of the earliest Indians whose mounds remain. To promote lumbering, trans­portation, and agriculture white pioneers built a dam in 1846. Horicon Lake, cov­ering 51 square miles, became famous for hunting and fishing. The dam was removed in 1869, restoring the marsh, which was subjected to various development schemes that changed its character. Climaxing a twenty year struggle by conserva­tionists, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge was established July 16, 1941. The State controls the south 10,857 acres; the Federal government, the north 20,796. A wide range of wild fowl, many varieties of small birds, and numerous fur-bearing animals constitute the population of Horicon Marsh.
 
Erected 1959 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 92.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals
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EnvironmentNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1831.
 
Location. 43° 37.986′ N, 88° 38.724′ W. Marker is near Waupun, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker is on State Highway 49, 2.7 miles east of County Highway I, on the left when traveling east. Marker is along the north shoulder of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waupun WI 53963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Auto Race (approx. 4 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 4.2 miles away); Clarence Addison Shaler (approx. 4.2 miles away); The End of the Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Raube Road Site (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wisconsin’s First Iron Smelter (approx. 10.2 miles away); Berthold "Pete" Husting (approx. 10.6 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waupun.
 
Also see . . .  Official Website of Horicon Marsh & Wildlife Refuge. "Horicon Marsh is the largest
Horicon Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 27, 2009
2. Horicon Marsh Marker
freshwater cattail marsh in the United States... While this marsh is renown for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, it is also home to more than 290 kinds of birds which have been sighted over the years." (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.) 
 
View from Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 27, 2009
3. View from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,628 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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