Thursday, December 29, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: Old "Faceful"'s Last Days at DeKalb's Depot

From the November 30, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"From now on the North Western in DeKalb will receive the thanks of every one having occasion to want a drink of water at the depot.

"The present bubbler, while perhaps sanitary in every respect is one that will easily give one a shower bath instead of a cooling drink, and the officials of the road are now having a new fountain installed of the latest design that will be better in every respect.

"Many a passenger has endeavored to take a drink at the old bubbler and has received a veritable shower on account of the construction of the bubbler."

We used to have a "Bubbler" drinking fountain at my old school, John T. Magee in Round Lake, Illinois, that would do the same thing.  I put up a sign above it "Old Faceful."


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