Hobo Spring

Hobo Spring (HMOMG)

Location: Waukesha, WI 53186 Waukesha County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 1.216', W 88° 13.265'

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This spring, so named because it was used by the transients who came off the nearby Soo Line railroad, is one of the few original reminders of Waukesha's 19th century springs and resort era.
A century ago, Waukesha was known as "Spring City" because of its many springs. Records show the presence of more than 50 springs within the City of Waukesha and more were scattered around the County.
Two springs were located here in Frame Park, Hobo and Asahel (later called Orchard Spring). Both are shown on the 1891 map of Waukesha, although Hobo is not named. Towering trees formed the roof for both springs, and the slower pace characteristic of that earlier time is still found here at Hobo Spring.
Marker Number34-07
Year Placed2007
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 400503 N 4763788
Decimal Degrees43.02026667, -88.22108333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.216', W 88° 13.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 12.96" N, 88° 13' 15.90" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1376-1466 Frame Park Dr, Waukesha WI 53186, US
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