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Grissom Memorial Scavenger Hunt
Updated July 6, 2017 6:20 AM
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Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

(MITCHELL) - Join the Department of Natural Resources for the Grissom Memorial Scavenger starting at 10 a.m. this Sunday at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell.

The scavenger hunt will teach participants more about the Hometown Hero, Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom.

Participants have the opportunity to win prizes during this fun scavenger hunt around the park.

Gus Grissom was one of the original NASA Project Mercury Astronauts, a United States Air Force test pilot and a mechanical engineer.

Grissom was the second American to fly in space when his space craft, Liberty Bell 7, was launched on July 21, 1961.

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