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Caving facts, meanings of spelunking, caving in the midwest, stalagmites, stalactites - tour our cave in wisconsin - cave of the mounds national natural landmark in blue mounds, wisconsin

Caving facts, meanings of spelunking, caving in the midwest, stalagmites, stalactites - tour our cave in wisconsin - cave of the mounds national natural landmark in blue mounds, wisconsin | Cave of the Mounds Cave and Mound- Earth Science Final Project | Scoop.it
cave of the mounds - national natural landmark: discover the meanings of spelunking, caving in the midwest, stalagmites, stalactites, tour our limestone cave - Open year round with guided cave tours daily.
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I just wanted to put this up to show where I found some of my primary Sources.  I don't think I will directly use this site, as I can't tell if it is peer reviewed.  I just thought it was a good extra.  

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Jennifer Lewis's comment, July 14, 2013 10:08 PM
Kind of neat... feel free to still use it.
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The Vegetation of Wisconsin

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One of the most important contributions in the field of plant ecology during the twentieth century, this definitive survey established the geographical limits, species compositions, and as much as possible of the environmental relations of the...
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Curtis, John T. "The Vegetation of Wisconsin: An Ordination of Plant Communities" illustrated, reprint. Pg 87-170. Google Books 2012. Univ of Wisconsin Press. 1959. 10Jul13.  


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This is a large volume book on the vegetation of Wisconsin.  I will only be using the chapters that include Blue Mounds region- the southern forrest.  This is my main vegetation ecology source.  

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Where "Badger" Came From - Wisconsin Historical Society

Where "Badger" Came From - Wisconsin Historical Society | Cave of the Mounds Cave and Mound- Earth Science Final Project | Scoop.it
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Jones, A.C. "Where 'Badger' Came From" Wisconsin State Journal, April 25, 1923. Letter to the editor Newpaper.  10Jul13. 


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I very interesting article on why Wisconsin is the Badger State.  It is directly related to lead mining in the southwestern region of the state.  I will use this in my paper when I talk about history of the region.  

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Wildlife of Southwestern Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin. Bureau of Wildlife Managemen. "Wisconsin Wildlife Primer: Wildlife Habits and Habitat Wildlife and Your Land". 1998. Bureau of Wildlife Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Book. 10Jul13.

 

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This is an inclusive look and the animals of Wisconsin.  I will focus on the wildlife of the southwestern part of the state. I will use this when talking about what kind of animal life you can expect to see when traveling to Blue Mounds.  This is a great ecology reference.   

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Notes on Early Lead Mining in the Fever (or Galena) River Region :: Turning Points in Wisconsin History

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 Thwaites, Reuben Gold. "Notes on Early Lead Mining in the Fever (or Galena) River Region" 2005. Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol. 13 (Madison, 1895): 271-292. 10Jul13 Online facsimile athttp://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=896

 

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This historical article is about early lead mining in our state.  The Blue Mounds mine is mentioned and I wil be using this reference to talk about how the cave was found and the history of the area. 

 

Note: this takes a long time to load.  If problems go to http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-026/ and click the article for 

Mining in the lead region, 1670-1829 

IT IS THE SECOND ARTICLE

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Ordovician period and lead deposits.

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Columbia University, Press. "Ordovician Period." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 30 June 2013


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I will reference this article when giving a history of mining.  This tells me when/how lead was depositied in Wisconin.  This reference is a good bridge between geology of the area and history/mining of the area.  

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JSTOR: Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul., 1951), pp. 476-496

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Curtis, J.T.; McIntosh, R.P. "An Upland Forest Continuum in the Prairie-Forest Border Region of Wisconsin." Ecology , Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul., 1951), pp. 476-496. Ecological Society of America.  10Jul13. 


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NOTE: to view the whoel article I log in on the left hand side under MATC log-in


This is a summery on the Ecology of Blue Mounds area.  I will use this sorce against my Vegetation of Wisconsin source. This is for the Ecology section of my paper.  


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The Physical Geography of Wisconsin

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Martin, Lawrence; Thwaites, Fredrik T. "The Physical Geography of Wisconsin" Issue 36 pg 73-109. Google books 2012. The State. 1916. 10Jul13.  


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This is my primary source for summarizing the Geology of my region.  This book will give reference to the Driftless area and what the land looks like. I will compair this source to my other driftless area source when summarizing the geology of Blue Mounds.   

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Wisconsin Vertebrates

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Watermolen, Druex J., Murrel, Matthew D. "Checklists of Wisconsin Vertebrates". 2001. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. PDF of Book. 10 Jul13.  


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This book is a reference to vertebrates of Wisconsin.  Unlike the Wisconsin Wildlife reference, this one has endangered and protected species listed.  In the same way as the Wildlife source I will use this as a guide and cross reference of southwest Wisconsin's animal life.  I am glad I found two sources so I can get an accurate picture of what to expect in the BLue Mounds region.  

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HistoricalBackgroundOfSWWis.pdf

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  Wernerehl, Bob.  "Historical Background of The Blue Mounds Region of Wisconsin" 2001. The Blue Mounds Area Project, Wisconsin Environmental Education Board, and the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources. Article. 10Jul13.

 

Summary:

This article gives insight to the history of the landscape and plant and wildlife of the region.  I will use this to talk about what kind of wildlife to look for i the Blue Mounds area.  I will also use this as a guide for conservation efforts.  

 

 

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Driftless Area

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Reference Citation: Mohlenbrock, Robert H. "Where Glaciers Did Not Tread." Natural History 114.8 (2005): 58-59. History Reference Center. Web. 30 June 2013.


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Blue Mounds (cave and surrounding area) is in an area of Wisconsin known as the Driftless area.  This is where glaciers did not touch the surface of the land. This article tells how the landscape was formed and what it looks life today.  

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Cave of the Mounds Family Exploration- Madison Library Reference

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Mohn, Tanya. "Our Underground Science Adventures." Scientific American Explorations 4.1 (2001): 34. Science Reference Center. Web. 30 June 2013.

 

Summary:  A Short article about a families visit to Cave of the Mounds.  This Madison Library Source gives a unique first hand account of exploring the cave from both a parent and childs perspective.  Since I have neer visited the cave this will be valuable to my paper when I am explaining how the cave looks and the layout of the cave.  

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