Emma Page was a noted temperance advocate. A fountain at the corner of Sylvester Park commemorates her work to promote water as a healthy alternative to alcohol. A trough at the base of the fountain recognizes her love of animals. In this photograph from the early 20th century, a group of women from Olympia’s First Christian Church pose in front of the fountain. Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum, olympiahistory.org.
Alfred Tice photo, around 1905, courtesy State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society