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Madison Public Schools (Wis.); Instructional Materials Center / Cherokee marsh: a wetland to cherish

["Cherokee marsh - a wetland to cherish"],   pp. 7-17


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Two-thirds of the marshes of Dane County have been 
destroyed. The location of these destroyed marshes 
is shown here in brown. Living marshes are shown 
in light blue. Marked by a circle is a marsh area 
which is visited by hundreds of Madison boys and 
girls every year. 
     MapI- Drained Marshes of Dane County 
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Here you see that area in an aerial view. Notice the 
broad river in the flat valley. 
           Aerial view - Cherokee Marsh 
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Thousands of years ago that river valley was narrow 
and deep with steep sides. 
                Dells, Wisconsinj 
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A great moving field of ice called a glacier moved 
over the land from the northeast like a mile high 
bulldozer, pushing over hills and spreading the rocks 
and soil across the land - making a tremendous change 
in the shape of the land. 
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