Van Hise Rock

 Photographed October 8, 2014
Rock Springs, Sauk County, Wisconsin
43° 29.323′ N, 89° 54.944′ W

VAN HISE ROCK
has been designated a 
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
This site possesses National significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
1997
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

The marker is located at a turnout on northbound North River Street / County Road Dd / State Highway 136, north of its intersection with Broadway / State Highway 154, Rock Springs, Wisconsin 53961.

National Historic Landmarks Program: Van Hise Rock
Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 25, 1997):
This small outcrop provides an inordinate amount of geologic information about metamorphism, Precambrian rocks, and structural geology, all subjects to which Charles Van Hise, for whom the rock is named, made early and significant contributions. Van Hise Rock is still used regularly by universities to train geology students.



 The actual rock is at the end of the pathway . . .

 The west-facing side of Van Hise Rock, visible from the parking area.


 The east-facing side of the rock, with a separate Van Hise Rock marker.

 Mural in downtown Rock Springs.

The community of Rock Springs is proud of its rock!

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