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Diehl Memorial Fountain

 
 
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By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
1. Diehl Memorial Fountain Marker
Inscription.  The original memorial, unveiled on August 17, 1911, was dedicated to the humane efforts of Marie Diehl (1855-1907), a founder of the Frederick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, now the Frederick County Humane Society.

The 12-foot tall monument depicted Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth and spring, and featured drinking fountains "for man and beast." In addition to a fountain for people, there was a large basin for horses and two on the sides for dogs and cats.

The bas-relief here portrays the original memorial where it stood at the corner of Church and Court Streets. And, in that monument's tradition, these fountains are "to furnish refreshing drink" to the citizens of Frederick and their beloved animal friends.
 
Erected 2007 by The City of Frederick.
 
Location. 39° 24.773′ N, 77° 24.558′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from South Market Street (Maryland Route 355) north of East All Saints Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Diehl Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
2. Diehl Memorial Fountain
. On the grounds of Carroll Creek Linear Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Carroll Creek Way, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Hospital Center (a few steps from this marker); Frederick's Carroll Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 400 feet away); Hospitals in Frederick (about 400 feet away); One Vast Hospital (about 400 feet away); Frederick (about 400 feet away); Jacob Engelbrecht's Diary (about 500 feet away); Old Freight Depot (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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