Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells (HMKF)

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 Sauk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 37.572', W 89° 47.07'

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The Indians believed that many years ago the Great Spirit, in the form of a snake, created the Dells when it forced its huge body through a narrow opening in the rocks. Geological studies, however, show that the Dells were formed some fifteen thousand years ago after a glacier turned the Wisconsin River into a new channel through the center of a sandstone plain. French-Canadian traders used their word "dalles", meaning a trough or narrow passage, to describe this section of the Wisconsin River. Wind, weather and the river have combined to create the seven miles of chasms, cliffs, pillars and columns which form part of the many scenic features of the world-famous Dells.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number104
Year Placed1961
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 275354 N 4834124
Decimal Degrees43.62620000, -89.78450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 37.572', W 89° 47.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 37' 34.32" N, 89° 47' 4.20" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1048-1098 WI-13, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965, US
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