W.C.T.U. Water Fountain - 1901 - Salem, NJ
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N 39° 34.343 W 075° 28.022
18S E 459886 N 4380401
This Woman's Christian Temperance Union water fountain was placed in 1901 in what is now the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Salem, New Jersey, USA.
Waymark Code: WMQ0Y6
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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"At the 1874 organizing convention of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the members were urged to erect drinking fountains in their towns so that men could get a drink of water without entering saloons and staying for stronger drinks. Often the drinking fountains that were erected offered a place for horses to drink, another place for dogs, and of course, a place for people to drink.

Many of the fountains erected by Local WCTU Unions are still in existence - some still giving water; and a number have been restored within the last few years. A few remain in their original location, but many have been moved to parks or other public spaces."

--Source (visit link)
Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1901

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
"Let Him That is Athirst Come" W.C.T.U. 1901

Website (if available): [Web Link]

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