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Point of Rocks

  • Address: Us HWY 12
  • Vicinity: Approx 8.5 mi N of Ski Hi Rd and 2.5 mi S of Wisconsin HWY 159
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

The Point of Rocks is a small outcrop of Baraboo Quartzite on the east side of Us HWY 12, about four miles south of Baraboo at the south end of a curve, directly across from a private road. The Point of Rocks is notable as the best exposure of sedimentary features of Baraboo Quartzite. - AsNotedIn

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Point of Rocks


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1895/00/00 Charles R Van Hise Geologist Charles R Van Hise and associates perfect the use of outcrop-scale structures by studying the Baraboo Quartzite

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Particulars for Point of Rocks:
Area of Significance Education
Science Geology
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Natural Feature
Owner Private
Area of Significance Science
Sight Category Site
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 10000345
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, State
Architectural Style: No style listed
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Education, Science
Applicable Criteria: Event
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Natural feature
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Natural feature

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