Mullan, Idaho: Elmer's Fountain

Stands alone in the woods, named for the man who built it out of old mining equipment.

Elmer's Fountain

Address:
I-90, Mullan, ID
Directions:
Just west of Mullan. I-90 exit 66 (Gold Creek) on eastbound side only. Visible from the interstate on the south side.
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Elmer's Fountain, winter 2010. Elmer's Fountain

It is noteworthy to tell passers-by to stop in at Elmer's Fountain during the cold months. The fountains continue to run, and ice builds up around them. The ice creates the most marvelous sculptures. Each are different from year to year. We always love our annual winter trip to Elmer's Fountain to see the latest addition to its artist's talents.

[Kelley, 02/08/2010]
Elmer's Fountain

I stopped by and it appears one of the fountains fell over. Hope they get it fixed soon -- it is really missed!

[A Gilda, 08/18/2009]
Elmer's Fountain. Elmer's Fountain

Elmer's Fountain is already mentioned, however, here are recent photos. To see the fountains, take the Gold Creek Exit #66 from I-90. This exit is for eastbound travellers only.

[Joe Boulter, 10/28/2006]
Elmer's Fountain

A set of three fountains with sign "Elmer's Fountain" along I-90 in Idaho, made of old mining equipment.

[Brad Sondahl, 04/06/2003]
Elmer's Fountain. Elmer's Fountain

Previously called Arnold's fountain, it was renamed for the sculpture's creator after the death of the property owners. Elmer Almquist built the sculpture out of salvaged mine equipment. Water spouts out of the taller pipes and cascades through the notches of the big beveled gear. Funnel shaped cone crushers capture the water like bowls, giving it places to pause and gurgle over.

[Sheila Ryan, 08/18/1998]

Photo added October 2006.

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