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Wisconsin Highway 33

State Trunk Highway 33 (often called Highway 33, STH 33 or WIS 33) is a Wisconsin state highway running east–west across central Wisconsin. It is 200.84 miles (323.22 km) in length.

State Trunk Highway 33 marker

State Trunk Highway 33
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length200.84 mi[1] (323.22 km)
Major junctions
West end US 14 / US 61 in La Crosse
 
East end WIS 32 in Port Washington
Location
CountiesLa Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Juneau, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee
Highway system
WIS 32WIS 34

Route descriptionEdit

Highway 33 begins 300 feet (91 m) east of the Mississippi River where it intersects U.S. Highway 14 (US 14) / US 61 just south of downtown La Crosse. It ends in downtown Port Washington at Highway 32 one mile (1.6 km) west of Lake Michigan.

The endpoints of Highway 33
Eastern end in Port Washington
Western end in La Crosse

HistoryEdit

Prior to European settlement, the foot trail from Port Washington to Horicon was the most traveled of seven trails that met in Horicon Marsh.[2] A road was constructed to provide access from Lake Michigan to the fertile hunting grounds of the marsh, to provide food for the crews of ships on the lake.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bessert, Chris. "Wisconsin Highways: Highways 30-39 (Highway 33)". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  2. ^ Native Americans (U.S. Fish and Wildlife services)