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A Closer Look At KC's Most Photographed Fountain

May 2, 2012
A Horse in the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

Jocelyn Ball-Edson from KC's Parks and Rec gives a short history, critique of the J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, which is widely recognized as one of the city's most popular attractions.

Plus, hear what's next on the horizon for the attraction.

Fountain City: A Search for Water

May 1, 2012
J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

On Thursday's Central Standard, we dive into our first of three programs exploring how we seek out water in this part of the country. First up: fountains. Learn how to get involved in our photography contest, and our interactive water map.

If you live in KC, you’d have to drive hours to see the nearest waterfall. At least eight hours to sail on one of the Great Lakes. Drive a thousand miles to see the nearest ocean… water is an exotic luxury in this middle-American city. Is that why we’ve got all these fountains around?