Ashland Lithia Water
Interest in Lithia Water was revived in the 1920s when a local group sought permission to bottle the water for sale, a venture which had minimal success due to the water's pungent taste and aroma. In 1927 the Ashland Chamber of Commerce petitioned the City Council to make Lithia Water available on the Plaza. The Lithia Fountain, built of locally quarried Ashland Granite, was installed later that year.
Erected by City of Ashland.
Location. 42° 11.822′ N, 122° 42.922′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on North Main
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashland Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Whittle Garage (about 300 feet away); Citizens Banking and Trust Company Building No. 2 1910 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enders Building No. 1, 1914 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ashland Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Applegate Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dead Indian Memorial Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
Regarding Ashland Lithia Water. If you're brave enough to taste the lithia water that flows out of the fountain, you'll most likely give a great repulsive look afterwards since this water smells like sulfur and tastes bitter and pungent.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.