Daily photos from Oklahoma City and the surrounding
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
OK lawn ornament
This buckboard is at the end of the driveway of a house that is on the the border of OKC and Moore. This is about a block of houses that are not mansions, just large homes with large, beautifully kept lots, and a buckboard.
Oklahoma is called the Sooner State, because when the state was opened up land was given away not by lottery but by land run, in a "shotgun start" style. At a certain time, all the settlers lined up at the starting line took off at a dead run and ran as fast as their buggies, coaches, buckboards, horses and legs could take them until they could find land that no one had claimed, 160 acres at a time. Unfortunately, not everyone waited for the starting shot and took off Sooner than they were supposed to: hence, the Sooner State. This bronze statue, actually a series of statues depicting the land run, is found along the canal in Bricktown, in downtown Oklahoma City (OKC) and when finished will be the largest bronze statuary in the world.