Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Land Rush Monument
The United States gave away land to settlers in Oklahoma in the 19th century on a first-come, first-serve basis. The authorities would shoot off some guns, and people went charging into the area to put down markers and stake their claims. The people who went in a little early were called "Sooners," which is how the state university's football team got its nickname.
That brings us to the monument, located near the riverfront just south of Bricktown in Oklahoma City. It's a long, long series of statues, shows a bunch of people heading into the state to get their land. The park is quite big and quite nice, by the way, and it's a good spot for an afternoon walk or run. There's plenty of free parking near Bass Pro, and definitely worth a stop.
I couldn't figure out how to capture the size of the monument in one picture. I'll leave it to someone else to show you in a video:
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Posted by Budd Bailey at 11:43 PM