Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Folklore Photo - Bowring Park Horse Trough

This week's folklore photo is of the Bowring Park horse trough, sent to us courtesy of Gayna Rowe, Office Administrator with the Bowring Park Foundation. The horse trough once stood on Water Street, to service the working horses of the day. Over time, as the use of horses declined, the trough was used less and less, and eventually was moved to Bowring Park, where is today. Currently, the park has plans to revitalize the trough, and may convert it as a drinking fountain for thirsty dogs out for walks with their owners.

We here at the Heritage Foundation's Intangible Cultural Heritage office are thirsty for memories, photos, stories and locations of old wells and springs. If you have a memory of a spring or well, let our researcher Sarah Ingram know.


hiszafer said...

I was so thrilled to find this photo and newspaper clipping. I write a blog about troughs/drinking fountains and am currently researching this trough. I have found differing information on where the trough was originally located so this newspaper clipping was very welcome reading.
I would like permission to use the photo of the trough. I will, of course, credit and link back to your site. You can view my blog at

Dale Jarvis said...

Go for it!