The Helium MonumentJuly 27, 2009
You may not know the levels of nerd-itude I enjoy. Upon hearing that there is a monument dedicated to the second element in the Periodic Table in Amarillo, TX, I immediately went there. A lot of the world’s helium came from here and they erected a monument to the molecule a hundred years after it was discovered in 1868. It’s also an elaborate time capsule (columns) in Jack E. Kelley Plaza in Amarillo, TX to show future people what life was like in 1968.
It celebrates history, sociology and science. Of course I would climb it.