Mesas and Buttes

Mesas and Buttes (HML7T)

Location: Camp Douglas, WI 54618 Sandusky County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 56.37', W 90° 19.01'

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This is Mill Bluff, one of many isolated and rocky castle-like hills which rise abruptly from the surrounding plain. This formation is properly called a mesa (Spanish for "table") if large and butte if small.

Mesas and buttes in this driftless area escaped glacial activity and have a capping on top hard enough to resist weathering. Erosion by wind and water eventually wears away the soft sides until the weight of the overhanging cap causes it to fall.

The mounds decrease in size until the capping is all removed. Then the mound becomes a conical hill, gradually blending with the plain. Mill Bluff received its name from a sawmill operated here in the early days of settlement.
HM NumberHML7T
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number124
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 715342 N 4868653
Decimal Degrees43.93950000, -90.31683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.37', W 90° 19.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 22.20" N, 90° 19' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33880-33882 E Badger Dr, Camp Douglas WI 54618, US
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