Scenic USA - Wisconsin
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Now and Then Falls
|Photo by Terri Prepelka
Evidence of a tremendous fracture of Wisconsin's basalt bedrock is still easy to see today in Amnicon Falls State Park. The crack, known as the Douglas Fault, extends from Ashland to Minnesota's Twin Cities. The southern section of the fault has since been uplifted to a 60 degree angle, creating a wonderland of waterfalls. Stops along the park's trail system explain the results of the area's volcanic activity and point out the dark basaltic lava flows and surface changing glaciation.
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