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Harper in Harper County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Ole Harper Fountain

 
 
The Ole Harper Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2012
1. The Ole Harper Fountain Marker
Inscription.

The fountain was originally located on this site and presented to the City of Harper in the year 1909 by the Study and Social Club, under the direction of club president Mary Coulson and club founder and teacher, Josephine Weatherly, at a cost of $375.00.

Accepted on behalf of the city by then Mayor M. S. Shephard, the fountain replaced the town water pump and served as a watering station for man and animal for a period of 60 years before being replaced by a more modern structure in 1969.

In 1983, the fountain was restored and replaced on this original site through the direction of Brian Ede and combined efforts of the Harper Chamber of Commerce, Inc. with monetary contributions by many former and present area citizens, and is hereby dedicated with respect to the Citizens of Harper past, present, and future.

This fountain was accepted on behalf of the city by Mayor Hubert Johnson.

October 22, 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Harper Chamber of Commerce and Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 37° 17.202′ N, 98° 1.56′ W. Marker is in Harper, Kansas, in Harper County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (10th Street) and Central Street, in the median on Main Street (10th Street)
The Ole Harper Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2012
2. The Ole Harper Fountain and Marker
Looking west along Main Street
. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harper KS 67058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jeff Long Post No. 104 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Runnymede Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. (Army) Sgt. Willsun Marcus Wayne Mock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Runnymede (approx. 7.1 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 9.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away); September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away); Destination Topolobampo (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harper.
 
Also see . . .  City of Harper, Kansas. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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