Stone Wall at the Picnic Point Entrance

A person walks past the stone wall at the entrance to Picnic Paoint. The stone entryway at Picnic Point was constructed under the direction of Edward Young by one of his employees.

Stones for the wall were gathered from around southern Wisconsin, probably in the 1930s. The diversity of rock specimens in the wall—thanks to the glaciers that transported them to the region—is said to have once made it an ideal teaching aid for geology students on campus.

 

Photo by Jeff Miller, UW-Madison, University Communications.