Spring Green, founded in 1857 by Welsh, English and Norwegian families who were mainly dairy and produce farmers,lumbering and cheese production where also practiced in the area. Agriculture of many kinds is still very important to the local economy.
The world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent summers and other times near Spring Green with his mother’s family, the Lloyd-Joneses of Wyoming Valley. He became identified with Spring Green when he built the first Taliesin there in 1911 Growing worldwide appreciation of Wright’s legacy has brought increased attention as well as tourism to the Spring Green area. Architects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, along with Wright-trained architects native to the area, have designed numerous homes and commercial and civic buildings in Spring Green and the surrounding area.
American Players Theatre, House on the Rock and The Springs Golf Course attract thousands of tourists every year. Spring Green is also host to numerous artists, musicians, and craftspeople that live and work in the Wisconsin River Valley. Canoeing, Tubing and fishing on the Wisconsin River also brings many people to the Spring Green area.
What makes the Spring Green River Valley stand out is its amazing unglaciated hillsides, bluffs and the meandering Wisconsin River as well as its rich sense of community. The area is dedicated to welcoming visitors as well as new comers that relocate there. With fine schools, a rich history, friendly people and unique attractions. Spring Green is a must see experience, whether just for a visit or permanently.
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