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Newton, Iowa: Rocky Marciano Memorial Rock

A little rock and much larger sign memorialize the former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, who died when his small plane crashed into a corn field south of town on August 31, 1969.

1300 W. 18th St. S., Newton, IA
Southwest edge of town. Along the walking trail on the west side of W. 18th St. S., opposite the KFC/Taco Bell.
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Rocky Marciano crash memorial.

Rocky Marciano Memorial Stone

A small stone and information plaque about Rocky Mariano who perished in a plane crash nearby. Good for a quick peak when stopping for nearby fuel, food, or the Jasper County Historical Society just down the road.

[Jeff Badger, 02/03/2022]

The small plane carrying Rocky Marciano, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, crashed into a corn field about two miles south of town on August 31, 1969. The rock and plaque were dedicated on the 50th anniversary of the crash.

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