Drumlins (HMOVI)

Location: Lake Mills, WI 53551 Jefferson County
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N 43° 5.155', W 88° 52.469'

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This is glaciated country. Here, as you approach the western edge of Wisconsin's kettle moraine, you see many land features created by glacial ice some 15,000 years ago. Among the most interesting of these are long, oval hills known as drumlins. Wisconsin is world-famous for its drumlins and there are numerous good specimens between Madison and Milwaukee. Drumlins look like eggs sliced in half lengthwise and laid on the surface in large groupings in line with the direction of ice movement. Their steeper, higher ends indicate the "up-ice" direction. Here they have a north-south alignment: closer to Milwaukee they lie more nearly east-west. Geologists do not know exactly how drumlins were formed but do know that they are composed of glacially transported soils and gravels and were formed at the bottom of the ice. Look for these unique reminders of the Great Ice Age as you continue eastward.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number257
Year Placed1979
Placed ByWisconsin State Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 347425 N 4772060
Decimal Degrees43.08591667, -88.87448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.155', W 88° 52.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 9.30" N, 88° 52' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 483-499 Unnamed Road, Lake Mills WI 53551, US
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