Geography of the Northwoods Region
I am not a geographer, and I am not able to write a coherent "geography" of Star Lake. Rather, under this heading, I have gathered a variety of subjects which seem to logically fall under the heading of geography.
An interesting geographical fact: The town of Poniatowski in Marathon County is in the exact center (by longitude and latitude) of the northern half of the western hemisphere. It lies at 90 degrees west longitude and 45 degrees north latitude. A geographical marker lies on the exact spot. [Reference: Marathon County Map sheet in "Wausau Central Wisconsin 2009 Area Map" published by the Wausau Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau.]
I would be pleased if someone would be willing to write an appropriate article to be placed here under the heading of "Geography."
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HIGHEST POINT IN WISCONSIN
As exploration of Wisconsin extended northward and survey tools became more accurate, various places have laid claim to being the highest point in Wisconsin. I am aware of these claims:
Rib Mountain (from a Post Card, 1915, which claims, "Highest Point in the State, Elevation 1940 feet.")
Timms Hill in Ogema (generally recognized as the correct spot; numerous sources).