2008 Christmas in Columbia Ornament of Opportunity – The Rocket **SOLD OUT**


In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Babcock Center Foundation proudly presents the 2008 “Official City Ornament.” This year’s ornament depicts the State Fair Rocket.

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The “Rocket” is a real Jupiter intermediate range ballistic missile designed by Dr. Wernher Von Braun and built by Chrysler. Its name is Columbia. The “Rocket” was given to the City of Columbia in the early 1960’s by the US Air Force.

In 1969 the “Rocket” found a home at the fairgrounds and was erected at a cost of $10,000. Since that time it has become a popular landmark on the fairgrounds and meeting spot for fair-goers.