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Monday, March 15, 2010

Scott Fountain on Belle Isle

This beautifully carved marble fountain on the western end of Belle Isle is well-known and has been featured in movies throughout the years. It was donated by millionaire James Scott with the stipulation that a life size bronze statue of himself would also be present in this square. This decree caused much controversy as he wasn't much more than a lazy gambler with a foul mouth to boot. But, it's been a jewel of the island since 1925 and is gorgeous in the summertime. The architect, Cass Gilbert, also did the Detroit Public Library. Mar 15-21 is National Wildlife Week. We urge you to get your families outdoors and enjoy the bounty Michigan has to offer!

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