Fine Meadows

Fine Meadows (HMS34)

Location: Menomonie, WI 54751 Dunn County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 54.419', W 91° 54.424'

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Where... Droves of Buffaloes and Elks were Feeding

— Jonathan Carver, 1767 —

Where were these "Buffaloes and Elks?" Wyoming? Montana? No, they were feeding in the prairies along the banks of the Chippewa River, roaming as far north as Chippewa Falls.

The dry conditions of prairies allowed only certain grasses, wildflowers, and a few shrubs to prosper. With very few trees for farmers to cut, the prairies were quickly converted to cropland. Today, less than one percent of the original tallgrass prairie remains!

[map] Shaded areas indicate original prairie areas.
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HM NumberHMS34
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 586279 N 4973198
Decimal Degrees44.90698333, -91.90706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.419', W 91° 54.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 25.14" N, 91° 54' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1922 Trimble Trail, Menomonie WI 54751, US
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