Near Menomonie in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Where... Droves of Buﬀaloes and Elks were Feeding
—Jonathan Carver, 1767 —
The dry conditions of prairies allowed only certain grasses, wildflowers, and a few shrubs to prosper. With very few trees for farmers to cut, the prairies were quickly converted to cropland. Today, less than one percent of the original tallgrass prairie remains!
[map] Shaded areas indicate original prairie areas.
Erected 1988 by the Wisconsin Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources.
Location. 44° 54.419′ N, 91° 54.424′ W. Marker is near Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 94 at milepost 43, 1.1 miles east of County Highway J, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at Rest Area 61. Marker is in this post office area: Menomonie WI 54751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin's Oak Savanna (a few steps from this marker); Dunn County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Chippewa Valley White Pine Fine Meadows (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I (about 700 feet away); Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. Stephen Tainter (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stori House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menomonie.
Also see . . .
1. Prairie. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 22, 2011.)
2. What is a Prairie?. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (Submitted on April 22, 2011.)
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.