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The Fountain Fire - Round Mountain, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 40° 51.858 W 121° 53.808
10T E 592971 N 4524278
Quick Description: Located at the Hillcrest Rest Area, this old fountain is now just a memorial.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2013 12:06:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ48W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
On August 19, 1992, a fire called the Fountain Fire started off Buzzard Roost Road. It destroyed approximately 600 structures in Round Mountain and the surrounding towns. The fire burned 64,000 acres (260 km2), and also burned most of Round Mountain's neighbor, Montgomery Creek. The towns were declared a disaster area. The town of Burney was threatened as well

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The fountain is a monument to Cal Trans who built it in the 1930's as a service to the motoring public.

The water source was developed by George L Kramer, the Cummings Toll Road Keeper, for the horses he used to maintain the road in the 1880's.

The fountain became more important in august of 1992 as the namesake of the Fountain Fire. It was moved here from it's original location.
Type of Structure: other

Other: Forst and assorted buildings

Fire Date: 8/1/1992

Structure status: Plaque

Cause of Fire:
unknown, lightning


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Construction Date: Not listed

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