Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
As State Geologist he conducted a survey distinguished for high scientific and economic value.
As President he made the spirit of research effective in the organization and life of the University.
He first distinguished and named the drifts left in this region by successive ice advances. This boulder, brought by the continental glacier from ancient Pre-Cambrian bedrock in Canada, was deposited here in the Wisconsin or latest glacial drift, of which this hill is a part.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Natural Features • Science & Medicine.
Location. 43° 4.573′ N, 89° 24.579′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Observatory Drive 0.2 miles east of Babcock Drive, on the left when traveling west. The marker is west of the Washburn Observatory Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bird Effigy (within shouting distance of this marker); Turtle Effigy (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging Agrarian Democracy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (about 400 feet away); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics (about 700 feet away); Mass Production of Penicillin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genetically Superior Crops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneering Human Genetics (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.