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James Scott Memorial Fountain - Old photos

James Scott watches over his fountain

The Scott Fountain in 1992

The Scott Fountain in 1990

Turtles spew water in the fountain

The Scott Fountain in 1981

City workers remove graffiti off the Scott Fountain in 1981.

The Scott Fountain in 1979, shortly after a renovation.

The Scott Fountain, seen here in 1968, has been a popular spot for nearly 100 years.

James Scott dictated that a statue of himself be built next to the fountain.

Al Pacino, left, and Gene Hackman frolick in the Scott Fountain in the 1973 movie "Scarecrow."