CLARK CO., Ind. (WHAS11) – Clark County REMC will be lighting the Cross on the Knobs to celebrate the Easter.

This tradition began in the early 1950s and has continued to do so two weeks before Easter and two weeks before Christmas.

The Cross on the Knobs is 50 feet tall and uses more than 100 100-watt bulbs and three 350-watt lamps to light it.

REMC says in a board meeting in 1955, it was reported that a Standiford Field flight commander noted pilots could see it lit up from as far away as Martinsville and could be identified as a cross from as far away as Salem.

They say, the story goes, that airlines made small changes in their courses to show the cross to passengers.

The picture of the Cross was provided by Clark County REMC but taken by Kenny Rush.