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New Philadelphia, Ohio: John Glenn Billboard

Colorful, flat brush illustrated billboard outside the small airport where John Glenn learned to fly, features the future Right Stuff astronaut and his first American-to-orbit Mercury capsule.

1834 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, OH
Southeast edge of town, on the south side of OH-259/E. High Ave., along the road outside Harry Clever Field airport. Not visible driving northwest.
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John Glenn Billboard

Cool. Where it all started for John Glenn in 1941.

[Don Whittingham, 11/20/2020]


John Glenn Learns To Fly

A bright, visually stunning tribute to flight, adventure, aerospace, and the legend himself. The mural stands outside of Harry Clever Field, a small airport on the southeast side of New Philadelphia.

[Josh Compton, 10/30/2020]

Glenn, still a teenager, took his first flying lessons from Harry Clever in New Philadelphia.

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