Rocket Booster Monument.

Rocket Booster Memorial

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Sugarcreek, Ohio

"Sugarcreek's most famous son," at least according to this memorial, is Air Force General Donald L. Putt, who "worked to develop the world's first segmented solid rocket engine." The monument is a 55-inch tall granite replica, "one tenth the size of the actual boosters."

Donald Putt was a booster himself -- of the AVRO program, the U.S. military's top secret attempt to build its own flying saucer in Canada in the 1950s. That would have made a much more interesting subject for a monument, but the project flopped and it isn't mentioned at all here.

Rocket Booster Memorial

N. Broadway St., Sugarcreek, OH
N. Broadway St. and E. Main St. northeast corner in the parking lot adjacent to the information center.
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