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Jack Kilby Plaza shown at night. The plaza will be complete on April 28, when “The Gift” sculpture will be unveiled. The night view in the photo showcases the lighting designed by renowned lighting architect Gary Gordon, who has created illuminating ambience for famous places like the Nationa...

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Mark your calendars for  April 28. That is when an important event that will finally put a highly visible connection between the City of Great Bend and the modest engineering genius whose invention more than 50 years ago changed the world.
Three bronze figures, which are the centerpieces of the Jack Kilby Memorial Plaza, will be unveiled early evening on that date to honor Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated circuit, who grew up in Great Bend.
Celebratory events before the dedication are being planned for the day from late afternoon to early evening in ...

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