Watford City in McKenzie County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
These tilted mounds were once part of the higher cliffs beyond. Stream cutting against their base over-steepened the cliffs. During wet periods, blocks of earth slid downhill, retaining their original layered sequence.
Can you match the layers?
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 47° 35.623′ N, 103° 18.086′ W. Marker is in Watford City, North Dakota, in McKenzie County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Slump Block Pullout in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watford City ND 58854, 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. Longhorns (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Cannon Ball” Concretions (approx. 1.4 miles away); Long X Cattle Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Walter H. Chaloner (approx. 2.2 miles away); North Dakota Badlands (approx. 2.3 Badlands Panorama (approx. 3.4 miles away); The View that Launched a Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Building From Hard Times (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watford City.
More about this marker. A diagram of a slump formation appears on the right side of the marker. Identified on the illustration are the former position of the slump block, the tilted mound slump block, and the stream valley.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.