Owen’s Rock

Owen’s Rock, Waushara County, Wisconsin

Owens Rock is one of many castellated mounds in central Wisconsin. Having been within Glacial Lake Wisconsin, its steepness is likely due to wave erosion. Glacial Lake Wisconsin formed some 15,000 years ago as a vast accumulation of glacial melt water impounded behind a large ice dam located near Devils Lake.  The flatness of central Wisconsin is due to accumulation of glacial sediments on the floor of the glacial lake. Once the ice dam failed, a great torrent of water drained the lake in a few days carving out what is now Wisconsin Dells. Like other mounds in the area, they appear only in unglaciated landscapes.  They are too delicate to have survived the force of glaciation.

I have been told Owen was an earlier settler in the area.

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