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By Paul F, July 15, 2010
Cushing Memorial Park Marker
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 05-01 — Cushing Memorial Park
Cushing Park, dedicated to Civil War heroes William, Alonzo, and Howard Cushing, was Waukesha County’s first state park. The 50 foot Barre’ granite monument stands on part of the original Cushing homestead. The park was a gathering place for the . . . — Map (db m43596) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 391 — Delafield Fish Hatchery
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 . . . — Map (db m31796) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 05-02 — Hawks Inn
Built in 1846 of hand-hewn timbers and hand-made nails. Builder & owner was Nelson Paige Hawks (1799-1863), a cultured Yankee, who was Delafield’s first Postmaster, a Justice of the Peace, Town Chairman, owner of a grist & saw mill, & builder of . . . — Map (db m43597) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 328 — Lapham Peak
In 1870, on top of Lapham Peak, then known as Government Hill, the United State Army signal Corps established one of its original National Weather Service signal stations. Weather data was received here from Pikes Peak, Colorado, and relayed to the . . . — Map (db m32097) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 05-03 — Lapham Peak
Known until 1916 as Government Hill because it was used for government surveying purposes, Lapham Peak is the highest point in Waukesha County at 1233 ft. It was purchased by the state in 1905 as part of the farms acquired for the Statesan . . . — Map (db m32098) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 160 — Nashotah Mission
Inspired by Bishop Jackson Kemper, James Lloyd Breck and his companions founded Nashotah Mission as a center for the Episcopal Church’s work in Wisconsin Territory. Preparation of candidates for the priesthood quickly became a major task, to meet . . . — Map (db m32526) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 497 — Northwestern Military and Naval Academy
Educational reformer Harlan Page Davidson founded Northwestern Military Academy in Highland Park, Illinois in 1888. For years many of the cadets came from northern Illinois, but enrollment broadened when the academy moved to the shores of Lake . . . — Map (db m31474) HM
Wisconsin (Waukesha County), Delafield — 244 — St. John's Military Academy
St. John’s, the oldest Military Academy in Wisconsin, was founded as a boy’s prep school in 1844 when Sidney T. Smythe, a student at Nashotah House, reopened an abandoned Delafield schoolhouse for St. John’s first students. Dr. Smythe graduated from . . . — Map (db m31473) HM

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