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Ontario in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

WCTU Fountain

 
 
WCTU Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman
1. WCTU Fountain
Inscription.  This fountain was built by the Women's Christian Temperance Union and dedicated to this City of Ontario on July 4th 1908, to provide the town with "a drinking fountain where only the pure, sparkling water can be had at any time by the thirsty one." It was originally located on the northwest corner of the Holt ("A" St.) and Euclid Avenue and was relocated on this site to commemorate the Bicentennial Year on September 6th 1975 by the Ontario Parkway Kiwanis Club.
 
Erected 1975 by Ontario Parkway Kiwanis Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1850.
 
Location. 34° 3.958′ N, 117° 39.057′ W. Marker is in Ontario, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Euclid Avenue (California Route 83) near C Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ontario CA 91762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ontario Town Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mule Car (about 600 feet away); George Chaffey, Jr.
Mule Car Plaque On The Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, April 9, 2006
2. Mule Car Plaque On The Fountain
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(about 800 feet away); Nine Young Pepper Trees (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central School (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Morado Court Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosewood Court Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Olive Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ontario.
 
Additional keywords. teetotaler, teetotalism
 
WCTU Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, April 9, 2006
3. WCTU Fountain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 3,455 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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