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Online petition to turn painting of famous Streator astronomer into a postage stamp

Posted by wlpo on August 9, 2015

Is being the only American to discover a planet make Clyde Tombaugh worthy of having his own stamp? An artist in La Salle thinks so.

As part of the “Year of Pluto” celebration, John Kettman made a painting of Tombaugh. He’s now started a petition asking Governor Bruce Rauner, the U.S. post master general and Stamp Advisory Committee to put his painting on a stamp.

As of this morning, over 250 people have signed the online petition. You can check out the petition and what the proposed stamp looks like by clicking Tombaugh Petition

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