Where exactly was Dead Lake Ridge?


See two stunning 1870 stereoscopic photos of Dead Lake Ridge, plus maps of today’s streets superimposed on 1901 Madison. Dead Lake Ridge was still a high and formidable feature in 1901, though quarrying was well underway.

Note the wetlands on both sides of the ridge — lakes Wingra and Monona did not have distinct shorelines. Park St., West Shore Drive, and N. Wingra Drive are built on fill.

One Response to “Where exactly was Dead Lake Ridge?”

  1. Ralph Says:

    Awesome website & the Podcast is very high quality, too. Durbin & Heingartner are simply incredible – please provide more content!


    Ralph Smith

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