The Real Uncle Wilber
A life-long resident of the Pikes Peak region, Bob Tudor's "Uncle Wilber"
Fulker inspired the fountain that bears his name through his tuba playing
and love of whimsy and invention.
Although he has never had a pet monkey,
Wilber Fulker did play the tuba, and even performed with the Colorado
Springs Band at the 1936 Chicago World's Fair. As the principal of the
Colorado Deaf and Blind School, he invented a number of games and toys for
his students, including a baseball that emits tones in order to allow blind
batters to time and aim their swing. To this day, Wilber Fulker enjoys
watching children of all ages play in the Uncle Wilber Fountain, the
workings of which are both as complex, and as fun, as any of his playful
"Life begins with love and can be filled with love if you take the initiative to share yours with those you live and work with." - Wilber Fulker