Mill Creek

Colors are vibrant in early spring and the air is often clear after a rainstorm as the case in this image.  The sun was just shining on tree tops giving the illusion of fall colors. Yellow winter cress flowers punctuate the river bank.

Mill Creek is a trout stream originating in Wood County and flowing into the Wisconsin River just south of Plover, Wisconsin. A shingle  mill was located at it’s mouth in 1830, thought to be Portage County’s first lumber related endeavor.

Mill Creek rocks (precambrian gneiss) are believed to be 1.94 billion years old, some of the oldest rocks in Wisconsin.

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