This beautiful rendering of the fountain given to Paducah, Kentucky in 1910 immortalizes the fountain as a mural on the city's flood wall not far from where it where it originally stood.
Here's an informative account of the fountain from the Local and Family History Department ad the McCracken County Public Library.
The idea for a horse drinking fountain was first proposed for the city
of Paducah by Frederick Tilghman, son of General Lloyd Tilghman, on
September 18, 1907. Though born in Paducah, Frederick hadn’t visited the
city since he was a boy, and was in town to make arrangements for an
eight foot tall bronze statue of his father to be erected in Lang Park.
Enamored of the city he’d left long ago, Mr. Tilghman proposed the
procurement of a second monument: a drinking
Because Tilghman offered to foot the $1000 bill, the city accepted the
proposed fountain and decided to place it at the intersection of 10th
Despite the statement that the fountain would be “shipped at once,” miscommunication with the National Humane Alliance’s secretary delayed the delivery significantly. The Evening Sun reported on December 2, 1907 that the fountain wouldn’t be shipped for another couple weeks, and since it was coming from Maine, that likely put the arrival of the sizable granite structure sometime at the beginning of the new year.
While the fountain eventually arrived virtually assembled and ready be
placed, we must flash forward another eight months to August 5, 1908,
for it was then that newspaper ran a front page article that the
fountain had finally reached its home at 10th and Broadway. With that,
one might think the story would end there, that the horses and dogs of
the city had finally received their long awaited oasis.
Fortunately, the fountain still exists and in addtion to the Ensign Plaque on the fountain, you can also see another plaque placed in front of the fountain with some of the history. You can click here for some other articles about the fountain. And if you want an even better look, click here for a nice video tour of the fountain
For more on the National Humane Alliance Fountains click here.