The Alexander Dunsmuir Fountain

The Alexander Dunsmuir Fountain (HMR3R)

Location: Dunsmuir, CA 96025 Siskiyou County
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N 41° 13.482', W 122° 16.631'

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In 1886. Alexander Dunsmuir, the son of wealthy coal baron Robert Dunsmuir from Vancouver, British Columbia, visited this area while en route to San Francisco. Alexander was charmed by the rugged beauty of the region and made a proposition to the city fathers: if they would change the name of the town to Dunsmuir, he would donate a fountain.

Originally, Dunsmuir was called Pusher because of the need to use helper engines to move trains north due to the heavy 2.2% grade and a 14 degree curve at Cantara Loop between Dunsmuir and Mount Shasta.

The original fountain was built near the railroad depot, however Alexander Dunsmuir never saw it completed. It was dismantled in the 60's by the Southern Pacific Railroad. In the early 70's a new basin was created from the original plans, and the fountain was relocated here at the entrance to the Dunsmuir City Park and Botanical Gardens.
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 560583 N 4563953
Decimal Degrees41.22470000, -122.27718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 13.482', W 122° 16.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 13' 28.92" N, 122° 16' 37.86" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4313 Buckboard Ln, Dunsmuir CA 96025, US
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