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Auroraville in Waushara County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Auroraville Fountain

 
 
The Auroraville Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
1. The Auroraville Fountain Marker
Inscription. The Auroraville Fountain has been providing water to this community since just after the Civil War. The land surrounding Auroraville is abundant in natural springs called artesian wells. In 1867, John Keneister of Auroraville bored this natural spring well in the center of town. Heading north or south, many travelers and their teams of horses refreshed themselves at this location in the 19th century. Originally, the fountain was built as a wooden trough, but by 1927, it had deteriorated and was replaced with a copper vat from a local burned-out cheese factory. In 1936, the Works Project Administration (WPA) built the ornate stone enclosure around the copper tank. The Auroraville Fountain, now part of the Waushara County Parks System, remains as it looked in the 1930s, and still stands as a unique stopping place at the center of town.
 
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 455.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 44° 3.227′ N, 88° 59.505′ W. Marker is in Auroraville, Wisconsin, in Waushara County. Marker is on State Highway 49 north of Cottonville Court, on the
The Auroraville Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
2. The Auroraville Fountain Marker
left when traveling north. Click for map. Northbound, the marker is just north of the second Cottonville Court intersection – by Mill Pond. Marker is at or near this postal address: N2047 Sate Highway 49, Berlin WI 54923, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upper Fox River (approx. 5.7 miles away); Lucy Smith Morris (approx. 6.4 miles away); Poygan Paygrounds (approx. 8.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 15.5 miles away); Princeton War Memorial (approx. 15.7 miles away); American Legion Post 366 War Memorial (approx. 15.7 miles away); Carrie Chapman Catt (approx. 15.7 miles away); Princeton Cattle Fair (approx. 15.7 miles away).
 
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The Auroraville Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
3. The Auroraville Fountain
The Auroraville Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 20, 2009
4. The Auroraville Fountain and Marker
The Auroraville Fountain - Vintage Postcard image. Click for full size.
circa 1914
5. The Auroraville Fountain - Vintage Postcard
Note the original wooden trough. Person in picture is unknown, maybe a Sautter or a Potton or a Gentz.
The Auroraville Fountain - Vintage Postcard image. Click for full size.
circa 1914
6. The Auroraville Fountain - Vintage Postcard
person in picture is unknown. Possibly a Sautter or Potton or Gentz.
 
 
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