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June 4, 1908

June 4, 2008 |  1:49 am

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Above, horses drinking from a trough at the Plaza, 1906.   

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At left, the Humane Society expands its program to built drinking fountains for horses with an elaborate installation at Hoover and Benton, which would be about here:

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One of the more popular watering troughs was at 9th Street and Main, The Times said. When Humane Society installed a new fountain there in 1910 (with an attendant) more than 300 horses were served on the first day. The fountain could accommodate six horses at a time.
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