ONE of the wonders of Iowa is the "Walled Lake," about one hundred and fifty miles west of Dubuque City. 

The lake is from two to three feet higher than the earth's surface. In some places the wall is ten feet high, fifteen feet wide at the bottom, and five feet at the top.

Another interesting thing is the size of the stones used in construction, which vary in weight from three tons down to one hundred pounds. Stones are abundant in Wright county, but surrounding the lake to the extent of five or ten miles there are none.

No one can form an idea as to the means employed to bring them to the spot, or who constructed the wall. 

Around the entire lake is a belt of woodland half a mile in length, composed of oak; with this exception, the country is a rolling prairie. The trees must have been planted there at the time of the building of the wall. In the spring of the year 1856 there was a great storm, and the ice on the lake broke the wall in several places, and the farmers in the vicinity were obliged to repair the damages to prevent inundation. The lake occupies a ground surface of two thousand eight hundred acres; depth of water as great as twenty-five feet. The water is clear and cold; soil, sandy and loamy. It is singular that no one has been able to ascertain where the water comes from nor where it goes, yet it is always clear and fresh.

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