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Latham Fountain sits at the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Broadway in downtown Oakland. The four large granite basins were for watering horses. The inscription reads, "Erected to the memory of James R. Latham and Henrietta Marshall Latham as a tribute to their humanity / Presented to the city of which they were earliest residents by their children under the auspices of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals / Erected March 1913"

On the other side there is said to be a bronze plaque depicting an angel restraining a man who is beating a horse -- a reference to the incident in London that gave rise to the original SPCA in 1824.
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Jun 20 2011 03:54 GMT porph
I for one hate those people who on a hand exploit the capacity of animals and on the other hand abuse them as much as they can like any real traitors. To me they are the worst animal of all. No, they aren't reserved calling animals, they are stale unburried corpses or real-walking-dead because they never have soul. Soul halfly forms by love and with love and the other half is by the mind with respect including respect for other species.
Jun 21 2011 04:50 GMT fhelsing PRO
That's a beautiful fountain! I love the details on the basins.