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Mercury 7 space capsule visits Lexington, 1962

Posted on April 14, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
As part of the Freedom Bond Drive, a duplicate of Col. John Glenn's Mercury 7 space capsule was displayed in Cheapside Park on Friday April 27, 1962. Posing in front of the capsule was Bill Staton of the Lexington Jaycees, Robert Stilz, county savings bond sales chairman, County Judge Bart Peak and Lexington Mayor Richard Colbert, holding his son Richard. The primary purpose of the space capsule's visit to Lexington was to remind local residents of the Freedom Bond Drive and to urge them to invest in the bonds as well as giving them some idea how some of their taxes for defense are invested.  Published in the Lexington Leader April 28, 1962. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

As part of the Freedom Bond Drive, a duplicate of Col. John Glenn’s Mercury 7 space capsule was displayed in Cheapside Park on April 27, 1962. Posing in front of the capsule were Bill Staton of the Lexington Jaycees, county savings bond sales chairman Robert Stilz, County Judge Bart Peak and Lexington Mayor Richard Colbert, holding his son Richard. The primary purpose of the space capsule’s visit to Lexington was to remind residents of the Freedom Bond Drive and to urge them to invest in the bonds, and to give them some idea how some of their taxes for defense are invested. Published in the Lexington Leader on April 28, 1962. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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