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LeMoyne Drinking Fountain

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A sculpture of relief figures depicting an event from 1654, when the local Onondaga introduced Jesuit Missionary Simon Lemoyne to the salt springs.

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This monument is located in Washington Square Park in the City of Syracuse. The sculpture features detailed relief figures. The sculpture depicts a historic event from 1654, when the local Onondaga introduced Jesuit Missionary Simon Lemoyne to the salt springs. Featured on the relief is the Iroquois leader Garakontie, LeMoyne and his companion, and an Onondaga man and woman. The monument was originally intended as a drinking fountain for humans and horses.

Category

Arts + Humanities

Keywords

LeMoyne, Onondaga, Iroquois, Syracuse, New York, Jesuit, architecture, design, history, new york history, culture

Updated

Apr 20 2022

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