Aquarena Springs (San Marcos, Tex.)
- Existence: 1950 - 1995
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Aquarena Springs was an amusement park in San Marcos, Texas, located on Spring Lake. In 1994, Texas State University purchased the land. The materials in this collection relate to the promotion and marketing of Aquarena Springs and mostly cover the 1980s and 1990s when the University was transitioning the amusement park into what it is today, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.
The collection consists of materials related to the Mill Tract and Aquarena Springs property, including a bound abstract of title to A.B. Rogers (founder of the Spring Lake/Aquarena Hotel), research and documentation used to apply for a Texas Historical Marker. Also included are clippings and fliers about the Aquarena hotel.
The materials from a Texas State University Public History course. Materials focus on the history of the former Aquarena Springs park in San Marcos, Texas, as well as the history of the San Marcos area, tourism, and other information related to the park.
This collection contains items related to the Aquarena Springs Resort in San Marcos, Texas. Collection was compiled by Sherwood Bishop and his wife purchased Aquarena items from eBay with the intent of eventually donating them to the university. The collection consists primarily of items that were available in the Aquarena gift shop, from approximately the 1950s through the 1990s.