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The Auroraville Fountain Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - Located in the Pine Meadow Historic District of The Auroraville Fountain

 

Photo taken -  October 2006

 

The Auroraville Fountain Historical Marker, Wisconsin

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

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 stand as a unique stopping place at the center of town.

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