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Olathe in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bicentennial Time Capsule

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
1. Bicentennial Time Capsule Marker
Inscription.

Beneath this stone is buried a capsule containing papers and items used in celebrating the American Revolution Bicentennial in Johnson County, Kansas. Placed on this Thanksgiving Eve November 24, 1976 A.D. by the Johnson County Bicentennial Committee.

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the Republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."
George Washington, April 3, 1789

This capsule is to be opened by county officials January 1, 2076 and the contents made available to the citizens of Johnson County as they plan the celebration of our nation's Tricentennial.
 
Erected 1976 by Johnson County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 38° 52.944′ N, 94° 49.223′ W. Marker is in Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is on Kansas Avenue north of Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Johnson County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Olathe KS 66061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Children of the Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail
Bicentennial Time Capsule and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
2. Bicentennial Time Capsule and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Home For Christmas (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); R.R. Osborne Plaza (about 600 feet away); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Makes a Whistle-stop in Olathe (about 700 feet away); Olathe World War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Olathe Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elvira Beckwith (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Olathe.
 
Also see . . .  Johnson County, Kansas, Official Website. (Submitted on October 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Bicentennial Time Capsule and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 1, 2013
3. Bicentennial Time Capsule and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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