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Highlights I wanted to share,
the next stories, those I want to tell
Chris Claremont, a Brit by birth, is an American comic book writer and novelist, who worked for Marvel Comics. He once wrote, “The more stories I told, the more I found I wanted to tell. There was always something left unsaid. I got hooked by my own impulse of 'Well, what's gonna happen next?’”
That’s the way I feel about highlighting stuff about Wisconsin for you that cannot be left unsaid.
Claremont expresses my feeling perfectly: “What excites me, what attracts me, what gets me up in the morning is telling the next story and getting it out in front of readers and hoping they'll love it too.”
There is no end to the stories I could tell. I hope you enjoy these.
The Niagara Escarpment
An escarpment is a long, steep slope, especially at the edge of a plateau or separating acres of land at different heights. and it travels some 650 miles from Niagara Falls, New York in a semi circle westward through eastern Wisconsin. It runs predominantly east/west from New York State, through Ontario, Michigan, ending in Wisconsin**. The escarpment is most famous as the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges at Niagara Falls, for which it is named.
The Niagara Escarpment consists of a gently sloping layer of rock forming a ridge. One side of the ridge has a gentle slope, a so-called dip slope that is essentially the surface of the rock layer. The other side is a steep bluff.
Fundamentally, the escarpment was formed over millions of years of erosion of rocks of different hardnesses. The “caprock” is dolomitic limestone. It is more resistant and sits atop weaker, more easily eroded shale.