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Songs and Stories
     December 2, 2019      #6E-336 SsK

Jack Klasey: A tale of two fountains 


By Jack Klasey

“It Squirts” declared the headline over a short article on the front page of the Kankakee Gazette’s issue of May 29, 1890.

“The court yard fountain was ‘turned loose’ last Friday and made a satisfactory display,” Gazette readers were informed. “With a strong head from a full standpipe, the water is thrown twelve feet into the air, but with a medium pressure, the rise is about half that height. A six-foot gravel walk will be laid around the twenty-four foot reservoir, and the fountain is yet to be painted.”

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