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Olathe World War Memorial

Olathe World War Memorialloupe
Olathe Memorial Cemetary
Paulding, John, 1883-1935, sculptor. Olathe Monument Company, contractor. American Bronze Company, founder.

This bronze sculpture on a grey granite base is located in the southwest part of the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. He wears a military uniform with helmet and boots. His proper right hand is on his waist. In his proper left hand he holds the barrel of his gun, the butt of the gun rests on the base. He has a knapsack slung across his shoulder which rests on his proper left hip. The statue was dedicated on Memorial Day 1926 and was donated by American Legion Post 153 and by the parents of Earl Collier, the first Johnson County soldier killed in World War I. The American Legion Post in Olathe is named after Earl Collier.

Inscription: In Memory of World War Veterans.

Single figure -- soldier
American Legion Post 153 and the parents of Earl Collier
IAS KS000601
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