Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Bomb

Longtime Carbondale residents should remember "The Bomb" which stood on the George "Hoot" Gibson property at the corner of East Walnut Street and Giant City Road for well over 50 years. Built by Gibson in his welding shop, the 6' replica bomb stood undisturbed for decades until stolen twice in the last 10 years. Gibson passed away in 1997 and his wife Lucille maintained the bomb at its location until her death in 2012

After her death, the family donated the Carbondale landmark to the Carbondale Preservation commission, which made arrangements to put "The Bomb" on permanent display in the Planning Department's offices on the second floor of the Carbondale City Hall, where it is viewable during office hours.

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