The City of Fountains Foundation has registered 200 fountains in the metro area. The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department counts 46 of those as “major” ones. Only two of those are in the Northland: the Children’s Fountain (pictured) and the Northland Fountain. “The Northland wants to be a part of ‘The City of Fountains,’ and this will help the inequity,” said Keith Nelson, a leader in efforts to create the Francois Chouteau and Native American Heritage Fountain in the Northland, where a monument would depict Chouteau trading furs with Native Americans on the banks of the Missouri River.
The City of Fountains Foundation has registered 200 fountains in the metro area. The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department counts 46 of those as “major” ones. Only two of those are in the Northland: the Children’s Fountain (pictured) and the Northland Fountain. “The Northland wants to be a part of ‘The City of Fountains,’ and this will help the inequity,” said Keith Nelson, a leader in efforts to create the Francois Chouteau and Native American Heritage Fountain in the Northland, where a monument would depict Chouteau trading furs with Native Americans on the banks of the Missouri River. File photo
The City of Fountains Foundation has registered 200 fountains in the metro area. The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department counts 46 of those as “major” ones. Only two of those are in the Northland: the Children’s Fountain (pictured) and the Northland Fountain. “The Northland wants to be a part of ‘The City of Fountains,’ and this will help the inequity,” said Keith Nelson, a leader in efforts to create the Francois Chouteau and Native American Heritage Fountain in the Northland, where a monument would depict Chouteau trading furs with Native Americans on the banks of the Missouri River. File photo

Northland historians hope to build a monument to Francois Chouteau

May 26, 2015 12:20 PM