Geography of the Northwoods Region

Geography of the Northwoods Region

I am not a geographer, and I am not able to write a coherent "geography" of Star Lake. Rather, under this heading, I have gathered a variety of subjects which seem to logically fall under the heading of geography.

An interesting geographical fact: The town of Poniatowski in Marathon County is in the exact center (by longitude and latitude) of the northern half of the western hemisphere. It lies at 90 degrees west longitude and 45 degrees north latitude. A geographical marker lies on the exact spot. [Reference: Marathon County Map sheet in "Wausau Central Wisconsin 2009 Area Map" published by the Wausau Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau.]

I would be pleased if someone would be willing to write an appropriate article to be placed here under the heading of "Geography."

Charles P. Forbes
March 10, 2007
Revised: August 7, 2009

Comprehensive References

Brigham and McFarlane, Essentials of Geography with Wisconsin Supplement, New York, 1920. View Full Record
Brody, Polly, Discovering Wisconsin, Second Edition, Madison, 1973. View Full Record
Brunson, Alfred, Wisconsin Geographical Names, Wisconsin Historical Collections, Vol. 1, 1849. Pp. 110-115., Madison, 1903. View Full Record
Hathaway, Joshua, Indian Names, Wisconsin Historical Collections, Vol. 1, Pp. 116-118, Madison, 1903. View Full Record
McMurry and Parkins, Advanced Geography with Wisconsin Supplement, New York, 1923. View Full Record
Pohlman, et al. (ed.), Wisconsin Land Legacy Report, Madison, 2006. View Full Record
Redway and Hinman, Natural Advanced Geography, Edition for Michigan and Wisconsin, New York, 1901. View Full Record
Van Valkenberg, Phil, Wisconsin: The Official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Guidebook, Great Rails-Trails Series , Guildford, CT, 2001. View Full Record
Wisconsin Conservation Department, New State Cave [Blue Mounds], Wis. Conservation Bulletin, Vol. 7, July 1940, p. 17., 1940. View Full Record

Major References

Sliding Rock, Rib Hill, near Wausau, Wis., Post Card, Eau Claire, 1915. View Full Record
Finley, Robert, Geography of Wisconsin, A Content Outline, Madison, 1975. View Full Record
Lisi, Patrick, Joy of Falling Water, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol. 25, #2, April, 2001, pp. 4-9., Madison, 2001. View Full Record
Martin, Lawrence, Physical Geography of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965. View Full Record
Martin, Lawrence, Physical Geography of Wisconsin, Wis Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin # XXXVI, Educational Series #4, 1932, Madison, 1932. View Full Record
Visser, Kristin, Frank Lloyd Wright & and Prairie School in Wisconsin: An Architectural Touring Guide, Madison, 1992. View Full Record
Whitebeck, Ray, Geography and Industries of Wisconsin, Bulletin No. 26, Educational Series No. 3, Madison, 1913. View Full Record
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Wetlands, Wonderlands, Madison, n.d.. View Full Record

HIGHEST POINT IN WISCONSIN

As exploration of Wisconsin extended northward and survey tools became more accurate, various places have laid claim to being the highest point in Wisconsin. I am aware of these claims:

Rib Mountain (from a Post Card, 1915)