Trivia Tuesday & Fountain Fun!

Buckingham Fountain - bing

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Here is a quick little trivia bit for, “Trivia Tuesday” here at The Chicago Files!  The above photo is Buckingham Fountain located in Grant Park in Chicago.  The fountain was donated to the city and dedicated on August 26, 1927.  Kate Buckingham, a wealthy Chicagoan, named the fountain, “Clarence F. Buckingham Fountain” after her late brother as a tribute to him.

Ah wait, there is another interesting piece of trivia that you may or may not know about.  Did you ever watch the sitcom, “Married With Children”?  It ran from 1987 to 1997.  The opening scene begins with……yes, now you’ve got it! Each episode began with footage of the Buckingham Fountain!  The fictitious family on the show resided in a suburb of Chicago.

I must say it was rather funny to me the first time I saw the fountain, thinking about the silly show it ‘starred’ in!

Another bit of trivia a la Grant Park; the fountain is located in the park where President Obama gave his victory speech in 2008; here, have a look:

Grant Park 2008

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Now where did that fountain go?  🙂

  10 comments for “Trivia Tuesday & Fountain Fun!

  1. June 3, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Very cool! I remember the first time I saw Ottawa in a movie. Weird! 🙂


    • June 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks, dear! Isn’t it weird to see stuff on tv from your town? Chicago Fire, Chicago PD are just two CBS shows that are on and we see Chicago stuff (of course) and it is still cool! The fountain; oh wow! I had major flashbacks to, “Married with Children” when I saw the fountain! *LOL* Cher xo


  2. June 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    How interesting! this is a very fun fact.


  3. June 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Cher, am I having a problem with my sight? I don’t see the fountain during Pres. Obama’s address. Is the fountain viewable from this angle? Or is it because it’s night? 🙂


    • June 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Hi dear Carol! I am sorry for the confusion. The fountain is not within the sight of this picture; it was a ‘tongue-in-cheek comment that I made when I said, “Where is the fountain?” The park is fairly large, so the fountain is in another part of the park. Hugs, Cher xo


      • June 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        Thanks for that clarification, Cher. I see that there isn’t anything wrong with my eyes. Whew!


      • June 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm

        No, dear!!! It was me trying to be silly with my post!! 🙂 Cher xo


      • June 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        Then, silly me, too!! 🙂


      • June 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm

        No, no, dear Carol! It was me being silly not you!! 🙂 Cher xo


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