Castle Rock

Castle Rock (HM28H)

Location: Camp Douglas, WI 54618 Juneau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 55.296', W 90° 15.546'

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You are standing on what was once the bottom of a glacial lake in which Castle Rock, the formation rising before you, was an island. Thousands of years of erosion by water, ice and wind created the surface features you see in this area.

The wayside where Castle Rock stands is part of Camp Williams, the Wisconsin State Military Reservation acquired in 1900. It is the birthplace of the famous 32nd "Red Arrow" Division which was organized in 1917 and originally composed of National Guardsmen from Wisconsin and Michigan. Fighting men of the 32nd who trained here were named "Les Terribles" by the French for their action in World War I. In World War II a succeeding generation carried on the Division's reputation for dogged persistence and valor in battling the Japanese from New Guinea to the Philippines.
HM NumberHM28H
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number16
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 720041 N 4866817
Decimal Degrees43.92160000, -90.25910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 55.296', W 90° 15.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 55' 17.76" N, 90° 15' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8559-8565 County Rd M, Camp Douglas WI 54618, US
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