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Near Lake Mills in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Drumlins

 
 
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By Paul F, October 21, 2010
1. Drumlins Marker
Inscription.  This is glaciated country. Here, as you approach the western edge of Wisconsin’s kettle moraine, you see many land features created by glacial ice some 15,000 years ago. Among the most interesting of these are long, oval hills known as drumlins. Wisconsin is world-famous for its drumlins and there are numerous good specimens between Madison and Milwaukee. Drumlins look like eggs sliced in half lengthwise and laid on the surface in large groupings in line with the direction of ice movement. Their steeper, higher ends indicate the “up-ice” direction. Here they have a north-south alignment: closer to Milwaukee they lie more nearly east-west. Geologists do not know exactly how drumlins were formed but do know that they are composed of glacially transported soils and gravels and were formed at the bottom of the ice. Look for these unique reminders of the Great Ice Age as you continue eastward.
 
Erected 1979 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 257.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features
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By Paul F, October 21, 2010
2. Drumlins Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 5.155′ N, 88° 52.469′ W. Marker is near Lake Mills, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Interstate 94 one mile east of Wisconsin Highway 89, on the right when traveling east. Rest Area No. 13, eastbound lane I-94, 1 mi. E of Lake Mills. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Mills WI 53551, 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. Mamre Moravian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Princess Burial Mound (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pioneer Aztalan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Anne Pickett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Aztalan Mound Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Aztalan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wisconsin Prairies (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Service to Their Country (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Mills.
 
Drumlins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 22, 2012
3. Drumlins Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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