Glacial and Post-Glacial Phenomena of the Portage Region, with Special Reference to Their Bearing on the South-Westward Drainage of Lake Winnebago

Glacial and Post-Glacial Phenomena of the Portage Region, with Special Reference to Their Bearing on the South-Westward Drainage of Lake Winnebago

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...narrowing somewhat on the northwest angle of the hill. The hill in the southwest corner of Sec. 26, T. 14, R. 9 is 55 feet above Fox River, which cuts sharp-ly into its western base. This is a morainic ridge, extending continuously about one mile southward. Along its western base, in Sec. 27, T. 14, R. 9, there is a very narrow remnant of terrace--probably 4 or 5 rods wide and some 12 feet above the river. But soon after passing the south line of Sec. 27 the river bears out from the highland and the terrace widens, the low terrace appearing alsc. Before reaching the middle east and west line of Sec. 34, the width of these terraces has become 20 or 30 rods. Here it begins to be separated from the highland by a slight depression, growing wider and deeper farther south, until, as in other instances, the outer portion continues in a narrowing spit while the landward portion loses itself in the lower land to the east. The river here also outs deeply into the outer edge of the terraces and only the higher one forms a steep bank above the bend here. This part of the terrace runs out or terminates about 80 rods north of the county line near the John Koran house, Sec. 34. Lying across the southern adjacent corners of Seos. 34 and 35, T. 14, E. 9, is a sandy knoll some 15 feet high in its middle part. This is probably largely terrace formation--although some bowlders were seen on the surface next to the river bank. These may have been deposited by the dredge years ago when the channel of the river was deepened. The southern edge of this terrace hill has a slightly concave form. From the northeast corner of Seo. 3, T. 13, H. 9 to near French Creek there runs a narrow terrace, l/4 mile or less in width and 3 to 5 feet in height. Just west of this terrace is...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236515889
  • 9781236515889