9/11/2012. We stumbled upon this cold water spring while traveling along a forest service road in northern Oregon. How many years has water been burbling down into the catch basin? Difficult to say. There were no signs posted on site and no reference to it made on any of our maps. But the fountain’s stonework is reminiscent of the stone bridges and guard rails found along the historic Columbia River Highway which was built between 1913 and 1922. Could it be that old? I guess only the moss knows for sure.