Geiger Brewery

Geiger Brewery (HMBKY)

Location: Osceola, WI 54020 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 19.114', W 92° 42.404'

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From 1867 to 1878 master brewer Veit Geiger operated the Geiger Brewery at this location. The artesian springs assured an abundant source of pure water, and the nearby caves provided a constant 50-degree storage cellar. The brewery, was just one of many pieces of Osceola history steeped in water resources. The St, Croix River and its tributaries ferried the area's rich harvest of timber and grain to market. It transported people and commercial goods aboard a fleet of steam-driven riverboats. it powered local grist and sawmills. Additionally, the river's stunning scenic beauty - focused in the Dalles of the St. Croix and in Cascade Falls - was a constant cultural influence in the development of the community.

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This is one of many interpretive signs in the River, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Placed ByWisconsin Heritage Tourism
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 522985 N 5018381
Decimal Degrees45.31856667, -92.70673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 19.114', W 92° 42.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 19' 6.84" N, 92° 42' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8719 Osceola Rd, Osceola WI 54020, US
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