Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Union County Scenic Images
La Grande Statue
The Women's Christian Temperance Union erected the "Cast Iron Mary" statue in La Grande in 1904. The base of the statue featured drinking fountains in hopes that working men would avoid saloons if water were easily available. (Photo No. uniDA0106a)
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Dimensions: 2571 x 3872 pixels (300 dpi version); Date created: September 2008; Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR; Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED; Photographer citation: Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives; Keywords/Tags: vertical, Oregon, Union County, La Grande, blue sky, branches, public art, statue, downtown, Women's Christian Temperance Union, Cast Iron Mary, drinking fountain, alcoholic beverages.