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WCTU of Richmond Fountain

 
 
WCTU Fountain Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
1. WCTU Fountain Inscription
Inscription.  
This fountain
Is erected by the Womans
Christian Temperance Union
Of Richmond City and Henrico County
And their friends in memory of the
Crusaders of Hillsboro, Ohio who
Went out December 19, 1873 with the
Weapons of prayer and faith in God
To overthrow the liquor traffic;

And also in memory of
Frances E. Willard
Organizer of the Woman’s
Christian Temperance Union.

The bravest battle that ever was fought!
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
Twas fought by the mothers of men.

 
Erected by Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
 
Location. 37° 32.707′ N, 77° 28.546′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lakeview Avenue and South Davis Avenue. This fountain is located at the Round House in Byrd Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilfred Emory Cutshaw (within shouting distance of this marker); "For God And Country"
WCTU Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
2. WCTU Fountain
(approx. 0.3 miles away); 201 South Boulevard (approx. 0.4 miles away); 115 South Boulevard (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Carillon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southland (approx. 0.4 miles away); 103 South Boulevard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alexander (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. WCTU Drinking Fountains. At the 1874 organizing convention of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the members were urged to erect drinking fountains in their towns so that men could get a drink of water without entering saloons and staying for stronger drinks. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The Frances Willard Historical Association. The Frances Willard Historical Association preserves and interprets the Frances Willard House Museum and its historic collections to promote vibrant discussion of Willard's life and her work on behalf of women, temperance and human rights. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
The Round House at Byrd Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
3. The Round House at Byrd Park
 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,246 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on June 28, 2011, by Dan Holsinger of Hillsboro, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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