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Olathe World War Memorial

 
 
Olathe World War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
1. Olathe World War Memorial Marker
Inscription.  In Memory of World War Veterans
 
Erected 1926 by Earl Collier American Legion Post 153 and Earl Collier's Parents.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 38° 53.668′ N, 94° 49.095′ W. Marker is in Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is on North Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olathe KS 66061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olathe Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elvira Beckwith (about 700 feet away); R.R. Osborne Plaza (approx. ¾ mile away); Home For Christmas (approx. ¾ mile away); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Makes a Whistle-stop in Olathe (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bicentennial Time Capsule (approx. 0.8 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Children of the Trails (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olathe.
 
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Memorial Cemetery, consists of a walkway lined with unlighted flagpoles, a landscaped plaza area, and a bronze statue of a World War 1 Doughboy on a marble base with the plaque attached.
 
Also see . . .  Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Information on the Cemetery as well as the World War Memorial - see the Earl Collier sublinks. (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Additional keywords. War/Veterans Memorial
 
Olathe World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
2. Olathe World War Memorial
Photo of the bronze doughboy.
Olathe World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
3. Olathe World War Memorial
Full photo of the doughboy and plaque.
Olathe World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
4. Olathe World War Memorial
Photo looking north to the statue.
Olathe World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
5. Olathe World War Memorial
Photo taken from the statue towards the south.
Earl Collier's Headstone and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 15, 2009
6. Earl Collier's Headstone and Gravesite
He was the first resident of Olathe killed in World War I. He was killed in the fighting at Belleau Wood.
Olathe World War Memorial Statue Foundry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2013
7. Olathe World War Memorial Statue Foundry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   7. submitted on November 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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