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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fountain Saga Part 3

History Of the Downtown Minot Water Fountain…–

Part 3 --  At a Meeting of the City Commissioners the decision was made to accept the fountain and abide by the requirements. The Fountain cost the New York Humane Alliance $1250.00. It is made in five pieces from granite quarried in Maine, polished and trimmed with bronze. The total weight is over five tons. The height is 6 feet 8 inches and the bowl is 6 feet in diameter. The fountain held the equivalent of 24 common buckets of water and the bowl was high enough so horses could drink from it while still harnessed. Originally there was a cluster of electric lights on the top of the fountain which Minot Light & Telephone agreed to provide at no expense to the city.

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