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Philippi in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

"Apollo"

Created by Mark Warner '68

 
 
"Apollo" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, November 29, 2022
1. "Apollo" Marker
Inscription.  
Warner's idea came from Sir Issac Newton's, "I Stand on the Shoulders of Giants." He named the statue "Apollo" in appreciation for the space program.

Alderson-Broaddus chose it for the Centennial symbol-1971-because the college's aspirations are dependent upon the past and persons now here and to come.
 
Erected 1998 by Mark Warner (as a donation to the University).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceArts, Letters, MusicEducation.
 
Location. 39° 9.524′ N, 80° 2.903′ W. Marker is in Philippi, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker can be reached from College Hill Road south of Circle Drive West, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located outside of the south entrance to Hamer Hall on the campus of Alderson-Broaddus University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 College Hill Road, Philippi WV 26416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shearer Quadrangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Philippi (about 400 feet
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away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace - W.D. Zinn (about 600 feet away); Historic Campbell School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin F. Kelley (approx. half a mile away); First Battle of a Long War (approx. half a mile away); The Philippi Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of the Sago Miners (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philippi.
 
Regarding "Apollo". The Apollo statue is hollow and contains a time capsule including alumni letters, calendars and pictures from the 1970s-1990s.
 
"Apollo" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, November 29, 2022
2. "Apollo" Marker
"Apollo" Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, November 29, 2022
3. "Apollo" Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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