End of the Trail - Waupun, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 38.265 W 088° 43.851
16T E 360388 N 4833095
Quick Description: The original model of "The End of the Trail" was created by James Earl Fraser in 1894. As a tribute to the Native Americans Clarence Shaler commissioned James Earle Fraser to cast the statute in bronze as a gift to the City of Waupun.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 8:30:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM38D2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 16

Long Description:

From the City of Waupun web site:
"The original model of "The End of the Trail" was created by James Earl Fraser in 1894 when he was 17 years old. It's completed size was only 18 inches tall. Fraser was asked to replicate his masterpiece in plaster for the 1914 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco which was where Shaler first beheld the work of art.

The child of pioneer farmers, Shaler had contact with Native Americans living around nearby Lake Emily and was saddened by their disappearance over the years. As a tribute to the Native Americans he commissioned James Earle Fraser to cast the statute in bronze as a gift to the City of Waupun. It took two years to complete at a cost of $50,000 and was unveiled at its present site on June 23, 1929. In 1975, the statue became a Wisconsin landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites."

Street address:
Shaler Park
Madison St
Waupun, WI USA
53963


County / Borough / Parish: Fond du Lac

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event: Art

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Recreation And Culture: Work Of Art (Sculpture, Carving, Rock Art)

Current function: Recreation And Culture: Work Of Art (Sculpture, Carving, Rock Art)

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
8Nuts MotherGoose visited End of the Trail - Waupun, WI 7/30/2010 8Nuts MotherGoose visited it
The Searchers visited End of the Trail - Waupun, WI 4/15/2009 The Searchers visited it
LOST_Mom visited End of the Trail - Waupun, WI 5/16/2008 LOST_Mom visited it
onfire4jesus visited End of the Trail - Waupun, WI 11/17/2007 onfire4jesus visited it

View all visits/logs