Statue of Wilkinson native Col. Harvey Weir Cook will be placed at airport next spring


Sculptor Bill Wolfe (left) and Maureen Pinnick unveil the artist's rendering of a statue of Col. Harvey Weir Cook that will be installed at the Indianapolis International Airport. Pinnick is Cook's granddaughter. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s not often Hancock County plays prominently at Indianapolis International Airport, but plans were unveiled Wednesday to have one of the area’s favorite sons greet travelers there starting next spring.

The Weir Cook Memorial Project has commissioned a seven-foot bronze likeness of Wilkinson native, World War I flying ace and early aviation pioneer Col. Harvey Weir Cook for the airport’s main concourse to be installed next April.

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