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Frederick, Maryland: Fountain Memorial to a Fountain Memorial

A drinking fountain for people and animals memorializes an older drinking fountain for people and animals that memorialized Marie Diehl, founder of the SPCA.

50 Carroll Creek Way, Frederick, MD
Downtown, in Carroll Creek Park, near the stairs under the suspension pedestrian bridge just south of the public library.
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Fountain memorializing a fountain.

Drinking Fountain Memorial to a Drinking Fountain Memorial

This seemed like a regular water fountain with a bonus fountain at ground level for your dog. While we waited for the dog to finish, we looked more closely at the bas relief art above it -- and noticed that it was of an old drinking fountain. So it's a drinking fountain memorial to a drinking fountain memorial, which memorialized Marie Diehl, founder of the SPCA in Frederick.

[Dave Hollenbeck, 08/18/2021]

The overused term "meta" seems appropriate here.

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