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Aitken Brothers Birth Place

 
 
Aitken Brothers Birth Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 14, 2010
1. Aitken Brothers Birth Place Marker
Inscription.  Birthplace site of Aitken Brothers Hollywood and New York motion picture pioneers (1905-1920).

Grandsons of Waukesha County Scottish Pioneer John Aitken, Harry E. (1878-1956) and Roy E. (1882-1976) produced the greatest of all silent pictures, “The Birth of a Nation” (1915) with D.W. Griffith directing.

Their film companies (Majestic, Reliance & others) produced over 2500 silent films including the Mack Sennett Keystone Comedies and Thomas Ince Westerns and launched the careers of Lillian & Dorothy Gish, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Anita Loos, Gloria Swanson, Charlie Chaplin, William S. Hart and others.

Besides being film producers, the Aitkens raised world champion Holstein Cattle on this farm site.
 
Erected 1974 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 02-01.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 2.169′ N, 88° 10.706′ W. Marker is in Waukesha, Wisconsin
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, in Waukesha County. Marker is located in front of the CarMax auto dealer. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2417 Bluemound Road, Waukesha WI 53186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CFR Engines Inc. (approx. one mile away); Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Tribes Bible Institute (approx. 2.7 miles away); Silurian Spring (approx. 2.9 miles away); Courthouse Complex (approx. 3 miles away); The Waukesha Freeman (approx. 3.1 miles away); Waukesha Civic Theatre (WCT) (approx. 3.1 miles away); Calhoun (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waukesha.
 
Also see . . .  Harry E. Aitken Biography - Waukesha County Online Genealogy. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Aitken Brothers Birth Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 14, 2010
2. Aitken Brothers Birth Place Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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