Near Montgomery Creek in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fountain Fire Namesake Marker
The fountain is a monument to Cal Trans who built it in the 1930's as a service to the motoring public.
The water source was developed by George L Kramer, the Cummings Toll Road Keeper, for the horses he used to maintain the road in the 1880's.
The fountain became more important in August of 1992 as the namesake of the Fountain Fire. It was moved here from its original location.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1992.
Location. 40° 51.878′ N, 121° 53.795′ W. Marker is near Montgomery Creek, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from California Route 299. The fountain and marker are located within the Hillcrest Rest Area on California Highway 299. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery Creek CA 96065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fountain Fire Vista Point (approx. 7.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This memorial marker is a metal placard built into the stonework fountain it describes.
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Also see . . .
1. The Fountain Fire - Round Mountain, CA.
On August 19, 1992, a fire called the Fountain Fire started off Buzzard Roost Road. It destroyed approximately 600 structures in Round Mountain and the surrounding towns. The fire burned 64,000 acres (260 km2), and also burned most of Round Mountain's neighbor, Montgomery Creek. The towns were declared a disaster area. The town of Burney was threatened as well. (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Fountain Fire Blackened 12,600 Acres.
On Friday, California Division of Forestry officials called for another 850 firefighters to help battle the Shasta Blaze, dubbed the Fountain Fire because it was sighted from a roadside drinking fountain. (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.