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visiting Washington, D.C.
October 12-14, 2008

We stopped at a kiosk on 7th Street to get some bottled water, and we were amazed to find that there was a Cogswell monument there!

Henry D. Cogswell was a dentist, business tycoon, and temperance crusader who built these monumental drinking fountains all over the United States. He believed that if you drink enough water, you wouldn't want to or need to drink alcohol.

We first became acquainted with him when we found his huge and elaborate tomb in the cemetery that is a short walk from our home in Oakland, California. He was a real character, that's for sure!

Andrew posted a couple of photos from Cogwell's tomb:
http://www.fotothing.com/alden/photo/7010ce3620c0ac8e1e6bd9df13ada6c2/
http://www.fotothing.com/alden/photo/6b60198ad014f56df265ca248eea4742/

If you go to the article about Cogswell in Wikipedia, there's another photo of this same monument:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_D._Cogswell
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Oct 18 2008 03:35 GMT ashdad PRO
Waht a beautiful monument!
Oct 18 2008 03:55 GMT aquiles PRO
LOVELY PICTURE OF THAT VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT...and cheers (with water, of course !!!)..now IŽll have a look to wikipedia.
Oct 19 2008 16:27 GMT bojtorjan
Very interesting info ... I'm sure he was a great person!

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