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Land economic inventory of the state of Wisconsin
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Land economic inventory of the state of Wisconsin, Juneau County,   pp. [unnumbered]-51 PDF (14.0 MB)


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6     STATE OF WISCONSIN, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
servation, therefore, begins with the conservation of human life, and
is reflected in the preservation of environmental resources.
  Nature has been kind to the people of Juneau county in that it
has furnished them a land base adapted to varied uses, reaching
from that of intensive land culture by the cranberry grower, and
the splendid general and dairy farm practices, to the uses for forest
and wild life. Developing this diversified adaptation of its land re-
quires patience and vision on the part of the people of the county
and should be based on a careful study of the land inventory report.
It is hoped that schools and community clubs will use the report
freely in arriving at a better understanding of the county's potential
possibilities.
                      JUNEAU, COUNTY
                             Location
  Juneau county is located in south central Wisconsin, about 50
miles due south of the geographic center of the state. It lies in
two of the major physiographic provinces of the State, the Central
Sand Plain and the Western Upland. (See Plate I, page 5.)
                          Transportation
  Rail and motor transport connect Juneau county with such pri-
mary markets as the twin cities to the northwest, the industrial
cities on the Lake Michigan waterfront to the east and south, and
the less remote cities and towns with extensive wood-working in-
dustries on the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers.
                            Elevations
  The highest and lowest elevations are about 1350 and 850 feet
indicating a maximum relief of about 500 feet. The higher eleva-
tions are concentrated in the southwest, the north and east having
an average elevation of slightly above 900 feet. Details of physiog-
raphy are discussed in the following paragraphs.
                PRIMARY LAND DIVISIONS
  Juneau county is divided into three major land divisions or prov-
inces determined by its geological past. These are (1) the Northern
or Sand Plain Province, (2) the Intermediate Province and (3) the
Southern or Upland Province.
             The Northern or Sand Plain Province
  Fully 6f0% of the county lies in this low-lying plain sloping south-
ward at the rate of about 4 feet to the mile. Locally the under-
lying sandstone rises gradually above the plain in low mounds,
frequently to become exposed on their summits, or it juts abruptly
above the plain in isolated crags. With the exception of the southern
part, this province is monotonous and depressing.


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