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Delafield in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Delafield Fish Hatchery

 
 
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By Paul F, September 20, 2009
1. Delafield Fish Hatchery Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1907, the impressive Delafield Fish Hatchery stands as a reminder of Wisconsin's dependence upon its plentiful fishing waters. In the early 20th century, Wisconsin's growing concern over lake and stream fish depletion led to a state fish hatchery program for propagating fish. The Delafield Fish Hatchery was the second hatchery built under this program. Originally comprised of 32 acres, the hatchery was designed by State Architect John T.W. Jennings. The grounds included six holding ponds, 1,430 feet of pipe line and the hatchery building. The building is superbly constructed of fieldstone walls, split and chosen for their color and texture. Two interior concrete tanks were once used to hatch walleye-pike eggs while bass fish eggs were hatched in two ponds on the property. Fish fry (baby fish) were transported to nearby lakes and streams by electric railway. The Delafield Fish Hatchery was used until 1953 when it was converted into a research center. In 1980, the hatchery and surrounding parks were deeded by the state to the city for public recreation.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 391.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.
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By A. Toman, August 7, 2011
2. Delafield Fish Hatchery Marker
43° 3.652′ N, 88° 24.41′ W. Marker is in Delafield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route DR) 0.1 miles east of Wells Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Main Street, Delafield WI 53018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawks Inn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Military Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northwestern Military and Naval Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cushing Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bishop Jackson Kemper Home Built 1849 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nashotah Mission (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lapham Peak (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Lapham Peak (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delafield.
 
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By Paul F, September 30, 2009
3. Delafield Fish Hatchery and Marker
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By William J. Toman, May 31, 2010
4. Delafield Fish Hatchery
 
 
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