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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the "Safety Follows Wisdom" Portland Cement Association Safety Trophies series list.
 
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. Marker is on the grounds of the Wilson County Old Iron Club, about 0.6 miles south of Washington Street (Kansas Highway 47). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10392 Jade Road, Fredonia KS 66736, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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
. Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Stone House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gold Dust Hotel (approx. 1.7 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map 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. (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.)
 
LaFarge Plant Cement Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
3. LaFarge Plant Cement Sign
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 was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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