Silurian Spring

Silurian Spring (HMVSI)

Location: Waukesha, WI 53186 Waukesha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 0.577', W 88° 13.371'

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Silurian Spring is a natural flowing spring situated on an elevation 50' above the Fox River. David Jackson, the first postmaster of Waukesha (then Prairieville), built his log cabin west of the present day spring and used the water.

David Smeaton named and promoted the spring in 1874. From that time through the 1930's, Silurian water was bottled and shipped nationwide from this spring.

A beautifully landscaped park once existed on this site with a bath house, pond, roller coaster, bandstand and bottling plant. Guests crowded to the Park to hear concerts and drink the water.

The Casino Theater was located behind the spring. Popular touring plays were presented every summer.

The structure was built in 1926. Since the city acquired the park in 1941, it has been restored four times and has served as a reminder of Waukesha's Spring Era.

Funded by Waukesha 1834 Club
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HM NumberHMVSI
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Marker Number34-14
Year Placed2008
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Society and Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 400342 N 4762608
Decimal Degrees43.00961667, -88.22285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.577', W 88° 13.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 34.62" N, 88° 13' 22.26" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 N Hartwell Ave, Waukesha WI 53186, US
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