Soule Memorial Fountain

Soule Memorial Fountain (HM1F2V)

Location: Plainwell, MI 49080 Allegan County
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N 42° 26.573', W 85° 38.54'

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Plainwell History

The Soule Memorial Fountain was built in 1907, donated by Mrs. Carrie Soule in memory of her late husband, George Gary Soule.

The fountain was destroyed in 1953 when a truck driver from the Grand Rapids Hide Company was on his way to the Murray Packing Co. (currently JBS Packerland in Gun Plain Township). The gentleman suffered a seizure at the main intersection of Plainwell, rear-ended a parked police cruiser pushing it into the fountain, destroying the fountain.

It was not until 1970 when the Jaycees spearheaded a fund raising program to replace the fountain which is here today. This fountain was built much closer to Hicks Park creating less of a traffic hazard. Because materials from the original fountain were hard to duplicate, a much simpler version was built. One unique feature of the new fountain is the fact that one of the original stones was located and reused, thus linking the past with the present.
HM NumberHM1F2V
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 611656 N 4699843
Decimal Degrees42.44288333, -85.64233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 26.573', W 85° 38.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 26' 34.38" N, 85° 38' 32.40" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-105 W Allegan St, Plainwell MI 49080, US
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