Minniska Spring Waukesha
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AuntieNae
N 43° 00.033 W 088° 15.763
16T E 397078 N 4761649
Quick Description: <b>ABOUT THIS LOCATION </b><p> Minniska Spring is located in the West Grove Apartments. THE ONLY PUBLIC ACCESS can be found off Kensington Avenue. Street parking. There is a sign marking the path located at N43 00.057 W8815.814.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 12:06:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM30EC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member IceCreamMan
Views: 28

Long Description:
ABOUT THIS LOCATION

Stay to the trail which will lead you to the backside of the Apartments very near the Spring. The Landmarks Commission was very insistent that the access path be taken to reach this Spring. This is private land and land owners wishes need to be respected to allow further visitors to this spot. Thank you

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Minniska Spring was opened by Waukesha grocer Henry W. Kent in 1897. The spring was located right in the midst of Hazel Grove, a picnic park. There were carriage trails and huge oak trees in this park. The bottling plant was located along the nearby railroad tracks, and water was pumped from the spring. The water was sold under the HAZEL and CYBELLE labels. The business did not last long and soon the little spring was used to supply water to the nearby farmhouse.

This Spring has a deep stone basin constructed of stone. It is a simple but elegant design. At the time this earthcache was placed, work was scheduled for the basin and water pumps.

6th Magnitude Spring

Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: none

Private Land access?: THE ONLY PUBLIC ACCESS can be found off Kensington Avenue. Street parking. There is a sign marking the path located at N43 00.057 W8815.814.

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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