Gordon Cooper Mural

Gordon Cooper Mural
Near 105 W Main St
Shawnee
,
OK
74801
Phone: 405-275-9780
Toll Free: 888-404-9633
Fax: 405-275-9851

Downtown Shawnee features a Main Street mural in tribute of Shawnee native and “Mercury Seven” astronaut Gordon Cooper. The NASA astronaut passed away in 2004 at the age of 77, and eight years later, in 2012, artists Darryl Carter and Chaz Partin spray-painted a space-themed mural in his honor. This Gordon Cooper mural includes Cooper’s TIME Magazine cover and a black-and-white version of his convertible ride in a parade. Carter and Partin also painted a Project Mercury postage stamp, stars and planets.

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Take I-40 E to OK-3W E/US-177 S/US-270 E in Pottawatomie County. Take exit 181 from I-40 E/US-270 E. Continue on OK-3 W E/US-177 S/US-270 E. Drive 7.2 mi to W Main St in Shawnee.
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