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The entrance to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa is adorned with Allan Houser's "Sacred Rain Arrow" sculpture. The museum houses one of the most extensive collections of Native American and Western art in the world.
Born in Mitchell, Indiana, Gus Grissom received a mechanical engineering B.S. from Purdue University in 1950 and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. Grissom was the second American in space as one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts. In 1967, Grissom was killed during an Apollo 1 mission pre-launch test at the Kennedy Space Center. The Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park honors Grissom’s work in space exploration.
Kevin A. Ford - (born July 7, 1960 in Portland, Indiana) is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and a NASA astronaut.considers Montpelier, Indiana his hometown. He graduated from Blackford High School, Hartford City, Indiana in 1978
Gordon Cooper, (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004), also known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was a member of Carbondale Lodge 82 in Carbondale, Colorado and was given the honorary 33rd Degree by the Scottish Rite Masonic body.
Richard Bernard Skelton was born to humble circumstances in Vincennes, Indiana but went on to become one of the best known comedian-entertainers of the twentieth century. Early in his career, Red traveled and performed in a Vaudeville show across the nation and in Canada. In 1952 Skelton won an Emmy and tried to give it to Lucille Ball, his supporting actress. The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy is under way and will be located next to the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at…