The Walled Lake.
--The wonderful Walled Lake
is situated in the central part of Wright county
The shape of the lake is oval it is about two miles in length, and one mile wide in the widest part, comprising an area of some 2,000 acres. The wall enclosing this lake is over six miles in length and is built or composed of stones varying in size from boulders of two tons weight down to a small pebble, and intermixed with earth.
The top of the wall is uniform in height, above the water in all parts, which makes its height to vary on the land side according to the unevenuess of the country from two to twelve feet in height.
In the highest part the wall measures from ten to twelve feet thick at the base, and four to six at the top, inclining each way outward and inward.
There is no outlet but the lake frequently rises and flows over the top of the wall.
The lake at the deepest part is about ten feet in depth and albounds with large and fine fish, such as pike pickers bass, perch. &c. The water is as clear as crystal, and there is no bubbling to indicate any large springs or feeders.
Wild fowls of all kinds are plenty upon its bosom.
At the north end are two small groves of about ten acres each, no other being near — It has the appearance of being walled up by human hands, and looks like a large vet there are no rocks in that for miles around.
There are no the lake being the result of the bed being perfectly smooth and the of regular form.
The lake is about seventeen miles from Boone River
on the West
miles from Iowa
on the East
and about one hundred and twenty miles from Cedal Rapids It is one of the greatest wonders of the East
and has been already visited by hundreds of curiosity seekers.