Antigo Silt Loam State Soil of Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 45° 09.531 W 089° 07.093
16T E 333514 N 5002779
Quick Description: Antigo Silt Loam State Soil of Wisconsin Historical Marker in wayside on Hwy 52 just south of Hwy 64.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/16/2007 5:54:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM1E1Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 21

Long Description:
"This plain was made thousands of years ago by rivers of water flowing from hills of melting glacial ice that lau a short distance north and east of here. The summer flood waters first laid down gravel, which was then covered by four feet of fertile windblown silt. The silt was slowly changed into productive soil by the action of forest roots and leaf fall. Under careful management by farmers, the soil has been further enriched since settlement and supports a versatile agricultural and forestry economy. Antigo silt loam, first identified through a resource inventory conducted in Langlade County in 1933, was named after the nearby city and occurs in areas across a dozen counties from Green Bay to Minnesota. In 1983 Wisconsin legislators designated the Antigo silt loam as the official state soil to represent the soil resources of Wisconsin that serve as the foundation of life upon which plants, animals and human beings depend.

Erected 1987"
County: Langlade

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 292

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