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Hummelstown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Fountain

 
 
The Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
1. The Fountain Marker
Inscription.  The "Fountain" came into existence in the center of Hummelstown's Square in 1910 as a memorial to honor Henry Hershey and Nancy Landis Hershey. It was erected by their son, Henry Landis Hershey. It should be noted that by this time, piped water under pressure was fully installed in Hummelstown. This fountain provided drinking water for dogs from its lower trough, and for horses through its four bronze lion head spouts spilling into the four bronze lion head spouts spilling into the upper trough. Public wells were available in Hummelstown from earliest settlement time, and some records indicate a pump located in the Square. All of the elements—the bowl, the lower trough, and the fountain centerpiece—are turned from solid granite. the base for the fountain is noted to have been donated by the Hummelstown Brownstone Company. The fountain was piped into the Borough's water supply.

By 1927 the memorial fountain had been relocated to Locust Park at Rosanna and Railroad and High Streets, where it is illuminated and is under the care and admiration of the neighbors.

The new fountain in the Square continues the tradition
The Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
2. The Fountain Marker
of a memorial. It was provided by the family of Henry Spire to honor him for his service to the community.
 
Erected by Shetrone's Barber Shop.
 
Location. 40° 15.916′ N, 76° 42.457′ W. Marker is in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street east of South Hanover Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 East Main Street, Hummelstown PA 17036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hummelstown (here, next to this marker); On The Square (here, next to this marker); The Developing Years (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Hummelstown (a few steps from this marker); Then And Now (a few steps from this marker); The Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotels of Hummelstown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hummelstown Brownstone Company (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hummelstown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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