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Ontario in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
WCTU Fountain
 
WCTU Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Beeman
1. WCTU Fountain
 
Inscription. This fountain was built by the Women's Christian Temperance Union and dedicated to this City of Ontario on July 4th 1908, to provide the town with "a drinking fountain where only the pure, sparkling water can be had at any time by the thirsty one." It was originally located on the northwest corner of the Holt ("A" St.) and Euclid Avenue and was relocated on this site to commemorate the Bicentennial Year on September 6th 1975 by the Ontario Parkway Kiwanis Club.
 
Erected 1975 by Ontario Parkway Kiwanis Club.
 
Location. 34° 3.958′ N, 117° 39.057′ W. Marker is in Ontario, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Euclid Avenue (California Route 83) near C Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ontario CA 91762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Mule Car (about 600 feet away, in a direct line); Nine Young Pepper Trees (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Chaffey, Jr. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bear Gulch (approx. 3.1 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tapia Adobe Site (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cucamonga Winery (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ontario.
 
Mule Car Plaque On The Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Beeman, April 9, 2006
2. Mule Car Plaque On The Fountain
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The National Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) History. (Submitted on May 23, 2006.)
2. History of the Temperance Movement. (Submitted on May 23, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. teetotaler, teetotalism
 
WCTU Fountain Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Beeman, April 9, 2006
3. WCTU Fountain Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 2,596 times since then. Last updated on November 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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