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Concrete in Skagit County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Safety Follows Wisdom

 
 
Safety Follows Wisdom Monument (<i>at front of Superior Building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2015
1. Safety Follows Wisdom Monument (at front of Superior Building)
Inscription.

Portland Cement Association
Safety Trophy awarded
Superior Portland Cement, Inc.
Concrete, Washington Plant for a
Perfect Safety Record in 1931
Awarded for a Perfect Safety Record in 1932
1934, 1939, 1944, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1967

 
Erected by Portland Cement Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the "Safety Follows Wisdom" Portland Cement Association Safety Trophies marker series.
 
Location. 48° 32.299′ N, 121° 45.423′ W. Marker is in Concrete, Washington, in Skagit County. Marker is on Main Street west of Nellie Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concrete WA 98237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Concrete Bank Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Concrete Historic Byway (approx. half a mile away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Concrete, Washington Main Street Architecture
 
Also see . . .  Skagit County town's history is rich in Concrete.
In 1918, Superior Cement bought Washington Portland Cement. A memorial stands in town to recognize past years of perfect safety at the Superior Portland
Safety Follows Wisdom Monument - Wide View, with Superior Building behind it image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2015
2. Safety Follows Wisdom Monument - Wide View, with Superior Building behind it
Cement plant. At its peak, there were six kilns operating with a combined capacity of 5,200 barrels per day, each powered by subbituminous coal delivered by rail from the Bellingham Coal Co. Limestone was first transported from the quarry to the mill by a 2-mile railway and, sometime before 1930, converted to an aerial tramway with a capacity of 260 tons per hour. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Superior Building - Additional Interpretive Panel <i>(click on photo to enlarge)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2015
3. Superior Building - Additional Interpretive Panel (click on photo to enlarge)
The Superior Building was constructed in 1920 and served as the administrative office of the Superior and later the Lone Star Portland Cement companies. During the April 2009 Imagine Concrete visioning workshop, citizens expressed their desire to restore this historic building....
Superior Building and Interpretive Panel (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2015
4. Superior Building and Interpretive Panel (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Last updated on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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