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Aquarena Springs (San Marcos, Tex.)



  • Existence: 1950 - 1995

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Aquarena Springs Records

Identifier: 80.300-Aquarena

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.

Dates: 1929-2010, undated; Majority of material found within 1983-2001

McGehee Family Aquarena Springs collection

Identifier: 2012-002

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.

Dates: 1926-1989

Postcard collection

Identifier: 70.300-Postcards

This is artificial collection is comprised of postcards related to Texas State University and the surrounding area.

Dates: circa 1900-2004, undated

Public History Aquarena Springs Project collection

Identifier: 34.1603

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.

Dates: 1998-2001, 2009

Sherwood Bishop Aquarena collection

Identifier: 80.300-Aquarena-2009-Bishop
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: circa 1905-1930, 1952-1996, undated