The View from the Top Historical

The View from the Top Historical (HM1Y3J)

Location: Columbia, SD 57433 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 43.377', W 98° 18.292'

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Looking to the west, the giant Canada goose pens and display pool are below you. In the spring and summer, you'll see the giant Canada geese raising their goslings in the area. Just beyond the goose area is the tree-lined Refuge boundary


You are looking out over the Refuge's shop area and Sand Lake. This is the widest portion of the lake and serves as an important staging area for migrating snow geese in the spring and fall.


The trees directly north of the tower are home to many songbirds and a small herd of white-tailed deer. In the distance fields of grass provide prime nesting habitat for the ducks that migrate to the Refuge each year. Adjacent crop fields produce food for the Refuge's resident wildlife, such as white-tailed deer and ring-necked pheasants.


The southern expanse of Sand Lake lies before you, providing marshes full of wildlife. Below and to your left is a Refuge residence built by the CCC's in the late 1930s. Across the lake is the eastern side of the Refuge where productive croplands provide food for resident and migrating wildlife.
HM NumberHM1Y3J
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Date Added Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees45.72295000, -98.30486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 43.377', W 98° 18.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 43' 22.62" N, 98° 18' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Auto Tour Rte, Columbia SD 57433, US
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