My wife and I live a half-block from Chicago's Lincoln Park, the largest park in the city, which is laden with historic monuments and includes one of the nation's leading zoos. On our walks through the park, we admire the Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Franklin statues. We always take time to sit by the Fountain Girl statue. Not the original, however. Listen to this interesting tale. Located a few steps south of the West LaSalle Street underpass, east of the Chicago History Museum and west of Lake Shore Drive, the Fountain Girl statue was the inspiration of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which urged its members to create public fountains throughout the world to provide "pure drinking water" as an alternative to liquor. The original statue, designed by English artist George Wade, was first installed near the WCTU booth at the World's Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park in 1893. In 1895, it was moved to the Woman's Temple at LaSalle and Monroe Streets. After the temple was demolished, the statue was moved Lincoln Park in 1921. In the 1930s, when its site was altered for the Lake Shore Drive reconstruction project, the bronze fountain sat in storage for several years. In 1940, it was installed at its current location. In the late 1950s, the sculpture was stolen and never recovered although its granite base sat untouched. Finally, in 2007, funds were provided for the reproduction of the statue. It was installed in 2012 with a plaza around the monument.