Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Lapham Peak

Lapham Peak Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Lapham Peak is a Wisconsin state park located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest park system. It is just south of Delafield and seven miles west of Waukesha. The park entrance is two miles north of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail."

"History Timeline: 10,000 Years Ago- Lapham Peak was formed by a glacier

1851- Charles Hanson erects a 20 foot tower on Lapham Peak as a tourist attraction

1870- Increase Lapham proposed a creation of a national weather service, the first weather observations were issued and published from Lapham Peak

1939 & 1940- 50 acres of land was turned over to the Conservation Department for use as a park, a year later in 1940 a 45 foot tower was erected, also constructing trails, picnic grounds,"


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