Lotta's Fountain


Lotta's Fountain

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The cast pillar with a drinking fountain at its base was donated to San Francisco by the entertainer Lotta Crabtree. It served as a meeting point during the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Commemorations of the earthquake, including a dwindling pool of survivors, are held every year at 5:12 a.m. on April 18th at the intersection.

In 1999, the fountain, which had suffered neglect in the past decades was totally refurbished to its 1875 appearance.

References

*O'Brien, Robert "This is San Francisco" Chronicle Books 1994, reprint from 1948

External links

* [http://www.zpub.com/sf/history/crab.html Lotta Crabtree]
* [http://www.ncgold.com/History/LottaCrabtree/lotta.html Lotta Crabtree, Fairy Star of the Gold Rush]


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