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The Clarence Buckingham Fountain

Thursday, 26th May 2005 by

Dedicated in 1927, the Clarence Buckingham Fountain was a gift to the city of Chicago by somebody I’ve never heard of, to her brother Clarence. Apparently. Much more interesting is that it’s the fountain featured in the opening credits of Married With Children! What’s also quite cool is that the fountain’s night-time light shows are actually used to be controlled by a computer located in Atlanta, Georgia (but have now…

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