Civic Center fountain recalls Oceanside’s founder.

The beautiful fountain splashing in the Oceanside Civic Center plaza has special symbolism that is revealed on a nearby plaque. The plaque, commemorating Andrew Jackson Myers, founder of Oceanside, can be found on a wall just north of the fountain, near the entrance to the Civic Center library.

As the plaque explains, not only was Andrew Jackson Myers the founder of Oceanside, but he created the Oceanside Water Company, critical to the city’s early development. And the fountain where water flows and splashes is the site of his homestead!

The colorful tiles leading down to the fountain represent the San Luis Rey River, which was the original source of Oceanside’s water supply.

(Here’s a great article concerning Oceanside’s water history.)

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3 thoughts on “Civic Center fountain recalls Oceanside’s founder.”

      1. Yes, and Happy and Healthy and Safe New Year to you, Richard. Long time since I peeked into my blog and hotmail address. Have been having feelings of deja vu, so-to-speak, and may be filing a few words hear and there, if in my comings and goings, there is something I believe might be of interest to all. As always, love your trips into the past of San Diego and into the current exciting happenings!

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