Town Square Fountain

The new Town Square Plaza’s most prominent feature is the large mosaic tile fountain in the design of a Luiseno grass-woven basket. Water flows into the fountain from either side, one side representing the Temecula Creek and the other side representing the Murrieta Creek.

The mosaic tile design of the basket is based on a belief depicting the net used to cast the sun into the sky.

In the center of the fountain is a bronze sculpture of acorns. Acorns were a staple food of the Temecula Valley inhabitants. The acorns were hulled and ground into a meal that was put through a leaching process to remove the tannic acid. The end result was called WEEWISH.

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Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm  Comments Off on Town Square Fountain  
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