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San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Safety Follows Wisdom

 
 
Safety Follows Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
1. Safety Follows Wisdom Marker
Inscription.
Portland Cement Association
Safety Trophy Award
Ideal Cement Compamy
San Juan Bautista, California for a
Perfect Safety Record in 1960

 
Erected by Portland Cement Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the "Safety Follows Wisdom" Portland Cement Association Safety Trophies marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.682′ N, 121° 32.342′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on Fourth Street. Click for map. Marker located at Abbey Park. Park located at southeast corner of 4th and Muckelemi Streets in San Juan Bautista. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fremont Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Settler's Cabin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Native Daughters Adobe (about 700 feet away); De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (about 700 feet away); Progress Becomes History (about 800 feet away); Veterans of the World War
Safety Follows Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
2. Safety Follows Wisdom Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); El Camino Real Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); San Juan Bautista Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
 
Regarding Safety Follows Wisdom. Near identical markers, also erected starting in the mid-1920s, still stand in many small cement communities around America. The practice of awarding these monuments was abandoned during the 1980s, when costs became prohibitive.
Source: "Safety Follows Wisdom" marker - East Fultonham, Ohio, Submitted by William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
 
Also see . . .  The Portland Cement Safety Awards. The first “Safety Follows Wisdom” Trophy (or Monument) was awarded to the San Antonio Portland Cement Company in San Antonio, Texas during the Associations Spring Meeting in May 1924. Prior to 1923, a competition was held to create the “Safety Follows Wisdom” design, and the winner was a small team of artists from the Art Institute in Chicago working under the guidance of well-known sculptor, Albin Polasek. That same safety design is still used in the Safety Awards presented
Safety Follows Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
3. Safety Follows Wisdom Marker
today. (Submitted on January 15, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Ideal Cement Company
Ideal Cement operated a Quarry at the base of San Juan Mountain from 1926 to 1973.
    — Submitted January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable Places
 
Close Up of Sculpture-Artwork on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
4. Close Up of Sculpture-Artwork on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,028 times since then and 172 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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