Where exactly was Dead Lake Ridge?

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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.

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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!

    Regards,

    Ralph Smith

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