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

“Wheels of Progress”

 
 
"Wheels of Progress" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 4, 2016
1. "Wheels of Progress" Marker
Inscription.

Conceptualized by Heart of America's own Craig Shannon and Mike Whalen, "Wheels of Progress" represents the evolution of transportation depicted by 4 giant wheels. One in stone to symbolize the prehistoric era, one in wood to symbolize the middle ages, one in raw steel to represent the industrial age, and one in stainless steel to represent the modern age.

Custom crafted by
Amie Jacobsen and Dick Jobe of
Machine Head, Kansas City, MO


 
Location. 38° 56.359′ N, 94° 47.77′ W. Marker is in Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson County. Touch for map. Marker and sculpture are near the entrance to the Embassy Suites Kansas City/Olathe Hotel and Conference Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10401 South Ridgeview Road, Olathe KS 66061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elvira Beckwith (approx. 3.2 miles away); Westward Ho! (approx. 3.3 miles away); Check that Cornfield (approx. 3.3 miles away); Olathe Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); There's No Roost Like Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); Up In Smoke (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pit Stop (approx. 3.3 miles away); A Survivor (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olathe.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made Features
 
"Wheels of Progress" Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 3, 2016
2. "Wheels of Progress" Sculpture and Marker
"Wheels of Progress" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 4, 2016
3. "Wheels of Progress" Sculpture
"Wheels of Progress" Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 3, 2016
4. "Wheels of Progress" Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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