Near Friendship in Adams County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Roche-A-Cri State Park
The State Highway Commission purchased nearby land for a road-side park in 1937 and ten years later conveyed it to the Wisconsin Conservation Department. Roche-a-Cri State Park was established in 1948 and now contains over 400 acres. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1979 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 260.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 0.1′ N, 89° 49.192′ W. Marker is near Friendship, Wisconsin Touch for map. Marker is in Roche-A-Cri State Park (fee area), near the Eagle Ridge Trail parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Friendship WI 53934, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial / Cpl. Red Cloud Tribute (approx. 2.1 miles away); East Arkdale Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the First Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Roche-a-Cri (approx. 5 miles away); West Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lutheran Church of the Norwegian Synod (approx. 5.2 miles away); Monroe Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away).
Also see . . . History of Roche-A-Cri State Park. "The abundance of rock art suggests that this place had special significance to the ancient inhabitants of the region and remains a mystery. It is estimated that the petroglyphs were carved before A.D. 900 and pictographs appeared only 400-500 years ago. The artists are believed to be ancestors of the Ho-Chunk people... French explorers in the 17th and 18th centuries called the mound "Roche-A-Cris" or "Crevice in the Rock," referring to the large cleft in the rock structure that is visible from some distance from various vantage points." (Submitted on June 10, 2009.)
Categories. • Landmarks • Native Americans • Natural Features •
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