The Driftless is defined by its unique geological history
The Kickapoo River Valley
The Great Flood
Glacial Lake Wisconsin
Springs and trout streams
Impact of the ice sheets
A karst landscape
Deeply inscribed by water
When did humans first settle the Driftless?
What did the land look like then?
How did the Native tribes live?
Connections and trade
The first farmers
The battle for county seats
Logging and lumber rafting
Bridging the Wisconsin
Changes to the river
Recreating the landscape
The Driftless in the Civil War
A refuge and America's Dairyland
Noted individuals and eccentrics
The failure of wheat and the rise of dairy
The rise of agribusiness and selective outmigration
About The Driftless
The Driftless is a platform dedicated to celebrating the wonders of the Driftless region. It collects, compiles and links to books, articles and experts on all the things that make the Driftless so unique. If you have a story to tell or an interesting fact we can include, contact us.