When we visited the Bricktown area of Oklahoma City we were amazed to find these sculptures, larger than life, of famlies in wagon trains and men on horseback. At first I really had no idea what the purpose was. My imagination went wild!
Look at this couple. He is determined!
Now notice the close-up of his woman below. Can’t you hear her terror?
“Honey, ARE YOU SURE YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE THIS THING?” It seemed as if she would rip his head off!
And then this couple – upright and focused.In their close up she looks eager and excited.
He seemed to be having a bit of trouble with his horse. A rider came up alongside him to help.Well it turned out they were in a group of 50,000 people in the 1989 Oklahoma Land Rush (OOPS 1889 was the year) to lay claim to Unassigned Lands for homesteading. Paul Moore created these bronze statutes to commemorate the event and they are tremendous. If you like horses, be certain to stop here on your way through Oklahoma as the detail on the horses is magnificent.
A suit? Yes, he was wearing a suit!
4 thoughts on “Oklahoma!”
Nice. The rider on the horse looks like Will Rogers who was from Oklahoma.
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I thought so, too.
I thought so too
Thanks for adding insights to what I just pictured as a work of art.