TnChick hosts a Theme Day called Photo Hunt. Today's theme is TIME. Since this blogsite is mostly about time...Corsicana Then and Now....I decided the whole blog is applicable today! I hope TnChick agrees. Please click her link to see more.
For more information about the history and restoration of this fountain, please click here. You'll see where I found the old postcard photo above, posted in 1906. I took the new shots on Monday of this week. My ABC Wednesday post below is the gate to this cemetery. Your comments indicated an interest in old cemeteries, so I will be going back to find some more interesting shots to share.
Here's a teaser from the story in the Corsicana Daily Sun linked above:
By JOAN SHERROUSE/Daily Sun Staff
A skeptical parks department employee initially dismissed an elderly resident's claim that a turn-of-the-century fountain in Oakwood Cemetery once overflowed into a large pool beneath it.
"An elderly fellow came out here after this thing had been knocked down and he said there used to be a pool there about three feet deep," Tim Roop said.
Curious, however, Roop decided to investigate. After all, the cast-iron bowl and base of the fountain were pushed over by vandals at Christmas time and the city was thinking of raising money to restore the structure.