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Village in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.

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Round barn near Hillsboro

Vernon County, Wisconsin

County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

Round barn near Hillsboro
Farm and countryside near Hillsboro, along Wisconsin Highway 80

Coon Valley

Servais at the 2015 Winter Meetings

Scott Servais

American professional baseball manager and former player who currently manages the Seattle Mariners.

American professional baseball manager and former player who currently manages the Seattle Mariners.

Servais at the 2015 Winter Meetings
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais arguing with home plate umpire Jansen Visconti during their game against the Houston Astros on August 22, 2018.

A native of Coon Valley, Wisconsin, Servais played high school baseball for the Westby Norsemen, and was selected in the second round of the 1985 amateur draft by the New York Mets, but did not sign.

Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit

Commuter bus system serving the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.

Commuter bus system serving the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.

Coon Valley

McDonald's Corporation is one of the most recognizable corporations in the world.

Norskedalen

Non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Coulee Region's natural environment and cultural heritage.

Non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Coulee Region's natural environment and cultural heritage.

McDonald's Corporation is one of the most recognizable corporations in the world.

It is near Coon Valley, in La Crosse, and Vernon counties, Wisconsin, United States.

Skumsrud Heritage Farm

Skumsrud Heritage Farm is a Norwegian immigrant homestead located 1.5 mi west of Coon Valley, in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.

Southwestern terminus

Wisconsin Highway 162

State highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

State highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

Southwestern terminus
Northern terminus

Just west of Coon Valley, the wrong-way concurrency ends as the highway runs north from it.

Northern Wisconsin Co-op Tobacco Pool Warehouse

Northern Wisconsin Co-op Tobacco Pool Warehouse

Located at 504 East Decker Street Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin USA.

Located at 504 East Decker Street Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin USA.

Northern Wisconsin Co-op Tobacco Pool Warehouse

Being a profitable cash crop, pioneers traveling to Vernon County brought the craft with them, farming much of the Coon Valley and Westby.

The La Crosse West Channel Bridge carrying US Route 14, US Route 61, Minnesota State Highway 16, and Wisconsin State Highway 16 across the Mississippi River between La Crescent, Minnesota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is the river's West Channel.

U.S. Route 14 in Wisconsin

In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, U.S. Highway 14 (US 14) runs northwest-southeast across the western to southwest portions of the state.

In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, U.S. Highway 14 (US 14) runs northwest-southeast across the western to southwest portions of the state.

The La Crosse West Channel Bridge carrying US Route 14, US Route 61, Minnesota State Highway 16, and Wisconsin State Highway 16 across the Mississippi River between La Crescent, Minnesota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is the river's West Channel.

In Vernon County, the routes passes through Coon Valley and Westby, joining with WIS 27 and turning south and passing through Viroqua.

1911 Map showing extent of the Driftless Area as well as the Driftless region in Minnesota and Iowa.

Driftless Area

The Driftless Area, a topographical and cultural region in the American Midwest, comprises southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and the extreme northwestern corner of Illinois.

The Driftless Area, a topographical and cultural region in the American Midwest, comprises southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and the extreme northwestern corner of Illinois.

1911 Map showing extent of the Driftless Area as well as the Driftless region in Minnesota and Iowa.
Typical terrain of The Driftless Area as viewed from Wildcat Mountain State Park in Vernon County, Wisconsin
Glacial map of the Great Lakes region. Areas with diagonal hatching were glaciated previously.
Typical Driftless Area Scenery near Mazomanie, Wisconsin
Tablet Rock Overlook in Wisconsin's Devils Lake State Park, located in the Baraboo Range
Wisconsin River near Marietta, Wisconsin
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Regional Map - North Central US
Relief map of the central Driftless Area emphasizing the high density of trout waters in the region.
Iowa Pleistocene snail
Northern monkshood
Primrose Winery, located in New Glarus, Wisconsin
Fine-grained silica sand is typical of the Driftless Area and is mined for use in hydraulic fracturing.
Mississippi River from Frontenac State Park, Minnesota (USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Sugar Creek Bluffs in Crawford County, Wisconsin
Extent of glaciation in Wisconsin
Aerial view looking north, April 14, 2001, with the Upper Mississippi River at floodstage. At center, the Black Hawk Bridge is visible. Big Lake is immediately north. Just south of the bridge one can see the mouth of Clear Creek, and just south of this, the mouth of Village Creek. The rugged nature of the Driftless Area is evident.
Charles Mound, the highest natural point in Illinois at 1235 ft, is located in the Illinois portion of the Driftless Area.

In August 2018, the region yet again experienced record-breaking flooding in valley towns such as Coon Valley, Wisconsin, La Farge, Wisconsin and Viola, Wisconsin.

Dancing St. Francis – Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Paul Granlund

American sculptor.

American sculptor.

Dancing St. Francis – Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
Anthrosphere Wells Fargo Place, St. Paul, Minnesota

Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley, Wisconsin