Daily photos from Oklahoma City and the surrounding
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Foggy wee hours in Moore
I took my dog out for his business this morning and was met with my favorite thing, a foggy morning. In my quiet neighborhood, in a very quiet area, the feeling is that you are alone in a very eerie universe.
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.