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Colerain Turnpike Watering Trough
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This spring fed watering trough was erected by Giles Richards (1792-1876) in 1867 and has provided water to travelers and livestock ever since. Richards owned and operated a number of enterprises in Colerain Township starting in the early 1800s. Upon the marble slab just above the iron trough is engraved: Stranger and traveler Drink freely and bestow A kindly thought on him Who bade this fountain flow Yet hath no other claim Than as the minister Of blessings in God's name Drink and in peace go
Old Colerain Avenue
Colerain Township, OH 45252
.2 miles South of intersection of Old Colerain Avenue and East Miami River Road
Latitude: 39.305168, Longitude: -84.634791.
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