Near La Crosse in La Crosse County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Upper Mississippi
Erected 1980 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 264.)
Marker series. Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 51.545′ N, 91° 16.238′ W. Marker is near La Crosse, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 90 at milepost 1 west of Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at eastbound Rest Area 31 on French Island — Wisconsin’s only rest area located on an island. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2323 Lakeshore Drive, La Crosse WI 54603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General C.C. Washburn (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnesota’s “Fashionable Tour” / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Theodore Foss Memorial Highway (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Red Cloud Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sidewheel Riverboat War Eagle (approx. 2.9 miles away); Spence Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Losey Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Crosse.
Also see . . .
1. About the Upper Mississippi River System. "The history of navigation on the Upper Mississippi River System goes back to the 1820's, (Submitted on January 24, 2009.)
2. Upper Mississippi River. "In terms of geologic and hydrographic history, the Upper Mississippi is a portion of the now-extinct Glacial River Warren which carved the valley of the Minnesota River..." (Submitted on January 24, 2009.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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