Travels: Buckhorn Fountain … Douglas City, CA … by Alice ..

DSC06342photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2016

Dear Ones,

An historic stone fountain once located near Buckhorn Summit on Route 299 in California. In 2015 it was moved to the Moon Lee rest area near Douglas City, California …

The fountain features a sink fed by a local spring, where water can be gathered for a cooler or a car radiator. On the lower left is a step for children to clamber up, so they can drink from the faucet. On the lower right is a stone bowl that can be filled so that a dog or horse can have a drink of water.

Ingenious, long lasting, and very practical, I feel. I hope this will be inspiration for the building of many more such fountains.

DSC06348photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2016

DSC06349photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2016

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

DSC06345photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2016

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Here is what the above sign on the fountain says:

“Stone fountains were built in the 1930s as part of a highway beautification program that also developed roadside picnic facilities, public campgrounds, vista points, and rock walls.

“This fountain originally sat on the west side of Buckhorn Summit on State Route 299 in Shasta County. It was gravity-fed from a spring above the highway providing radiator and drinking water to travelers. This simple design includes a step on one side to allow children to reach the drinking spout while the other side has a built-in basin so dogs can drink.”

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