Fountain Rededication in 2008
On April 9, 2008, the memorial fountain was rededicated following repair and renovation. Gov. Joe Manchin III, Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp, surviving family representative Michele Prestera Craig and others spoke during the ceremony, which concluded with the turning on of the fountain for the summer. The fountain is silenced each Nov. 14 during the annual memorial service honoring the victims of the 1970 Marshall plane crash.
During the period January-March 2008, the fountain and its foundation received extensive repairs. Most noticeable is the new granite surface, both inside and out, of the foundation; a copper catch tray for the water to flow into from the fountain; and a higher spray of water, similar to the original output when the fountain was installed in 1972.
University Libraries’ Virtual Museum Exhibit
Articles/Pictures About the Plane Crash
- From the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington: “1970 Marshall Plane Crash-The Real Story'” with links to other articles and pictures
- From Marshall Magazine:
Movie, “We Are Marshall”
The 2006 Warner Bros. picture, “We Are Marshall,” told the story of the plane crash and especially the efforts to continue the football program after the crash. Visit the Marshall University website for the movie.