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18 | Hygeia Spring and the Great Pipeline Battle to Chicago: Waukesha's colorful water history - State Trunk Tour

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In the late 19th century, Waukesha's water and Hygeia Springs had a national reputation for health, to the point where an entrepreneur tried to build a pipeline sending the water to Chicago's 1893 World Columbian Exposition. He succeeded - sort of. You can even visit this spring in Big Bend, just off Highway 164. We explore this clear-running but colorful liquid history, including the Great Pipeline Battle, in this episode of the State Trunk Tour Podcast.
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