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Wichita, Kansas: Carry Nation Memorial Drinking Fountain (Gone) Team Field Report

Naftzger Park

I-135 exit 5B. Downtown, on the south side of Douglas Ave., just west of St. Francis St., in small Naftzger Park. The Fountain is on the east side, near the parking lot.

Carry Nation drinking fountain.

Carry Nation Memorial Drinking Fountain

100-year-old drinking fountain dedicated to a Kansas woman who smashed up bars (because that kind of drinking is bad for you). Moved into storage in 2018 and hasn't been seen since. Report... [04/17/2009]

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Carry Nation Memorial Drinking Fountain

We walked around Naftzger Park June 4th 2018 and couldn't find it. There was a fence surrounding the park for a new development. I think it must've been moved.

[Pam Strong, 07/07/2018]

The fountain is likely still there, but the park was unexpectedly closed on May 21, 2018, supposedly for redevelopment that will take until the Fall of 2019.

Carry Nation Memorial Drinking Fountain

The park is full of homeless and the fountain is off much of the year.

[Mitch, 03/01/2018]
Carrie Nation Drinking Fountain

We visited this today. We were in and out rather quickly as so many homeless people were living in the park. The fountain is still there and is in good condition. We didn't stay long enough to get a photo. Don't go after dark.

[Bob, 07/02/2013]

We'd like to imagine that the old saloon-smasher would approve of her drinking fountain being in a place where the downtrodden can get free, healthful water. But maybe she'd just go ballistic with her hatchet.

Carrie Nation Drinking Fountain.

Carry A. Nation Drinking Fountain

This drinking fountain dedicated to that hatchet wielding prohibitionist, Carry A. Nation, sits in a park at the corner of Douglas and St. Francis.

[Joe Boulter, 10/01/2007]

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