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Near Fredonia in Wilson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Safety Follows Wisdom

Portland Cement Association Safety Trophy

 
 
Safety Follows Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
1. Safety Follows Wisdom Marker
Inscription.

Awarded
Consolidated Cement Corporation
Fredonia Plant for a
Perfect Safety Record in 1937
Reawarded for a Perfect Safety Record in
1938 1939 1951 1953 1954 1959 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1972 1981 1982 1983 1984 1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

 
Erected 1938.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the "Safety Follows Wisdom" Portland Cement Association Safety Trophies marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.299′ N, 95° 48.022′ W. Marker is near Fredonia, Kansas, in Wilson County. Marker is on Jade Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Wilson County Old Iron Club, about 0.6 miles south of Washington Street (Kansas Highway 47). Marker is at or near this postal address: 10392 Jade Road, Fredonia KS 66736, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Stone House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gold Dust Hotel (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Relief on Safety Follows Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
2. Relief on Safety Follows Wisdom Marker
Courthouse Square Benches (approx. 1.7 miles away); Courthouse Clock Memorial Tower (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wilson County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); World War Homefront and Neodesha Cemetery Association Founders Memorial Pavilion (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredonia.
 
More about this marker. The marker was moved from the cement plant grounds in anticipation of its 2012 closure.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Short History and Production Statistics of the Cement Industry for Railfans. (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. LaFarge Cement Plant To Close Its Doors. (Submitted on July 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Portland Cement Association Safety Awards
LaFarge Plant Cement Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
3. LaFarge Plant Cement Sign
. (Submitted on July 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Mention of Awards Markers in Public Sculpture in New Jersey: Monuments to Collective Identity. (Submitted on July 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Safety Follows Wisdom Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
4. Safety Follows Wisdom Marker
Looking northwest
Former Cement Plant Steam Engine and Cars near Awards Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
5. Former Cement Plant Steam Engine and Cars near Awards Marker
Cement plant smokestack can be seen in distant skyline to immediate right of engine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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