Near Sparta in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Here the glaciers never came. The great ice sheets grinding out of the north sometimes passed to the west, other times to the east, to plane the land, carve out the Great Lakes, and leave deep deposits of gravel and other sediment everywhere but in coulee country.
Coulee views along the Mississippi are proudly compared with the Palisades of the Hudson and the hills along the Rhine. Coulee Country is world known through the writings of Hamlin Garland, 1860-1940, a native son.
Erected 1973 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 198.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 54.607′ N, 90° 52.853′ W. Marker is near Sparta, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 90 at milepost 21, 3 miles west of Black River Street (State Highway 27), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at westbound Rest
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Driftless Area (approx. 1.7 miles away); Donald "Deke" Slayton (approx. 3½ miles away); Monroe County Courthouse (approx. 4.2 miles away); Masonic Lodge (approx. 4.2 miles away); U.S. Post Office (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sparta Free Library (approx. 4.2 miles away); Civil War Cannon (approx. 4½ miles away); Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 785 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on July 6, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.