Jack Powell, at age 86, relaxes in his living room in 2008.

From the Manhattan Project to the nuclear age,
Avon native enjoyed front-row seat to history

Jack Powell (standing, left) and Ames Laboratory founder Frank Spedding show a separation column to a student trainee in 1963.

Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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