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Harwinton in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Watering Trough & Fountain

 
 
Watering Trough & Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
1. Watering Trough & Fountain Marker
Inscription.
Watering Trough & Fountain
Circa Early 1900s
Memorial by Catlin Family Descendants
The carved stone drinking fountain and horse watering trough provided gravity-fed spring water during the early twentieth century, whenhorses and oxen pulled the heavy loads, people walked dusty roads to tend their affairs and students hiked by on their way to and from school.
Originally donated by Catlin family descendants to honor their ancestors and to benefit their fellow man, these monuments had been located at the top of "Meeting House Hill" near "Catlin Corners," where Harmony Hill and Locust Roads intersect Burlington Road.
The ever increasing volume of motor vehicle traffic throughout the decades had finally dictated that changes be made to improve the highway site lines throughout the immediate area where the spring-fed monuments had originally served.
They have been moved to this location for the safe keeping and viewing.
[ By Lloyd T. Shanley, Jr., Harwinton Historian – June 27, 2005 ]
 
Erected 2005 by Catlin Family Descendants.
 
Location. 41° 46.058′ N, 73° 4.337′ W. Marker is in Harwinton, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Bentley Drive 0.1 miles
Wooden Trough 1905 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
2. Wooden Trough 1905
There used to be a number of these in Harwinton. There was one on Terryville Road below the Bristol Reservoir, one in the Center at the start of North Road, one on Birge Park Road where the Iffland Gas Station is, one at the intersection of Hill and Litchfield Roads, one at the intersection of Litchfield Road and the Valley Road at East Litchfield and one in Campville.
(detail from marker)
south of Litchfield Road (Connecticut Route 118), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harwinton CT 06791, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. mile away); Harwinton Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harwinton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forever Mourned / Forever Honored (approx. 2.5 miles away); Torrington Vietnam Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); VFW 155mm Howitzer (approx. 3.3 miles away); Torrington Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Coe Memorial Park (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harwinton.
 
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Detail From Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
3. Detail From Marker
This is the wood watering trough, which was on Burlington Road where the granite memorial trough was located, before being moved to its present location on Bentley Drive.
Detail From Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
4. Detail From Marker
Log-watering trough where the granite-watering trough was located. Catlin hat factory is in the background.
Granite Trough 1906 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
5. Granite Trough 1906
The granite-watering trough was located on Burlington Road west of Harmony Hill Road. At the right is a bubbler for thirsty people and at the left is a low concrete trough for oxen. The concrete trough is at the east side of Harwinton Heights Road across from the T.A. Hungerford Library.
(detail from marker)
Detail From Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
6. Detail From Marker
Newman Hungerford watering his horse at trough on Burlington Road, west of Harmony Hill Road.
Watering Trough & Fountain & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
7. Watering Trough & Fountain & Marker
Granite Watering Trough image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
8. Granite Watering Trough
[ inscription on the back ]
1715 Abijah Catlin 1778
Watering Trough image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
9. Watering Trough
Erected 1906
by
Newman Hungerford
as a
Memorial To His Ancestor
Abijah Catlin
Watering Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
10. Watering Fountain
1916
Erected In Memory Of
Caroline Catlin
Hungerford
Born In Harwinton 1815
Died 1900
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,509 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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