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Spica Stolfus

Cashier Neighborhood: Downtown

If you could put something in a time capsule that represents American culture right now, what would it be? Have you seen the movie Flawless? They had this Barbie phone. That is it.

When was the last time you were in Fountain? Every year my friends and I go down to this place that used to be called Mel's Diner to have lunch. We drive through Fountain. We go there and then we go and hang out in the big rocking chair.

How would you describe Fountain to someone who's never been there? A suburb of Colorado Springs. Nothing really attracted me too much to it. Unless you're kind of a rural person.

How would you promote the city? What would be a good slogan? It's not a big town. I guess the charm of a lot of the towns east and south of here is they're quiet. I think there's always job opportunities in that area. "If you can't make it to the mountains, come see Fountain."

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Andrew Cratty

Casino Slot Attendant Neighborhood: Divide

If you could put something in a time capsule that represents American culture right now, what would it be? Something that has nothing to do with Y2K. Used books. I'd take everything from Gateway and put it in the capsule.

When was the last time you were in Fountain? I don't know. I try not to come down here very often.

What would it take to get you back to Fountain? Maybe if I needed a part for a washer or something.

How would you promote the city? What would be a good slogan? "You can see all the mountains from Fountain."

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Corina Powell

Walmart Employee Neighborhood: Downtown

If you could put something in a time capsule that represents American culture right now, what would it be? The Statue of Liberty. That's the only thing I can think of that would be representative.

When was the last time you were in Fountain? Probably about two or three months ago. Trying to get a loan. I figured if I drove out of the Springs I could get one.

How would you promote the city? What would be a good slogan? Open space, country living, quiet area. I've been through there in the day and in the night, and it's pretty quiet. "Best country living."

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