Smoke stacks and paddle wheels

Smoke stacks and paddle wheels (HM2CKJ)

Location: Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 Crawford County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 3.117', W 91° 9.582'

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In the summer of 1823 the steamboat Virginia
successfully negotiated the dangerous rapids at the
mouth of the Des Moines River and became the first
steam-powered vessel to navigate the upper
Mississippi.
By the 1830's steamboats were common sights on St.
Feriole Island. The first arrival in the spring and
the last departure in the fall were always events
to celebrate.
This park marks the location of a much used
historic steamboat landing, a tradition that
continues today.
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HM NumberHM2CKJ
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Date Added Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 8:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 649875 N 4768227
Decimal Degrees43.05195000, -91.15970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.117', W 91° 9.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 7.02" N, 91° 9' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)608
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 N Water St, Prairie du Chien WI 53821, US
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