Mesas and Buttes
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 56.379 W 090° 19.021
15T E 715326 N 4868669
Quick Description: Mesas and Buttes Historical Marker in Mill Bluff State Park off Hwy 12 4 miles west of Camp Douglas
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2007 1:54:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM1EYB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 32

Long Description:
“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.

Erected 1963”
County: Monroe

Location: Park

MarkerID: 124

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