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In this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned teepees before their homes were built Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835.  Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870.  Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.       

Photo of the Clinton Township Libreay on Elm St.

Photo of the Waterman Clock in new location just east of Elm St. on the north side of US 30

Photo of the Waterman & Western Rail Road Train including engine, 2 cars and the caboose

Take a 1/2 mile train ride on a 1/3 scale miniature train. 

The Waterman and Western Railroad is a 15 gauge train that runs around Park every Sunday afternoon Mothers   Day through September.  In October, the Ghost Train chugs through a haunted house to a pumpkin patch where the children choose a free pumpkin. The Friday after Thanksgiving, our Holiday Train starts its ride past 220 figures and over 200,000 holiday lights.  Santa Claus arrives by train the first Saturday in December. (more click picture)

 

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