The Young Man

Fountain was raised in the Episcopal Church, was educated in New York public schools and attended Columbia College in New York City on scholarship that had he won. As head of his class at Columbia, a college that embodied the patriotic fervor that had inspired the nation's quest for independence, he was inspired to see the world, learn and become all the things in life he could be. By the end of Fountain's life he became an influential Renaissance Man of the 1800’s in the southwest.