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West Bend in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Esker

 
 
Esker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 23, 2010
1. Esker Marker
Inscription.  The winding ridge of sand and gravel 900 feet to the south-east is the westerly end of an esker. It was formed over 10,000 years ago by a glacial stream leaving deposits as it flowed in a tunnel beneath the ice. (For a better view drive one half mile south and east.)
 
Erected 1978 by Washington County Landmark Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 43° 24.829′ N, 88° 6.352′ W. Marker is in West Bend, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Decorah Road (County Route I) and Evergreen Drive, on the right when traveling east on Decorah Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Bend WI 53095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Peter's Church (approx. 3 miles away); Verbeck Residence (approx. 3.1 miles away); Freedom Park (approx. 3˝ miles away); Eisenbahn Trail History (approx. 3.8 miles away); Court House Square (approx. 3.9
Esker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 23, 2010
2. Esker Marker
Back side of two sided marker
miles away); Washington County Courthouse Square (approx. 3.9 miles away); James Kneeland House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lizard Mound Park (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Bend.
 
Also see . . .  Definition of Esker. (Submitted on December 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Additional keywords. Glacial Geography
 
Esker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
3. Esker Marker
Esker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 23, 2010
4. Esker Marker
Looking east along Decorah Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on April 24, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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