Sunday, April 24, 2016

Golden Driller, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma!

Found this big guy standing tall and proud at the Tulsa Expo Center.  He's so tall, his right hand rests on top of an actual oil derrick.

75 ft. height (23 m)
43,500 lbs. (19,700 kg)
Tallest free standing statue in the US.
Fifth tallest US statue overall.
Became OK's official state monument in 1979.
DOB 1953

Plaque says:
"Dedicated to the men of the petroleum industry who by their vision and daring have created by God's abundance a better life for mankind.

Golden Driller postcard :)


Gerda Theunis said...

WOW!! That for sure is a man to look up to... ʘ͜͡ʘ

ONeal said...

LOL, Gerda! No doubt about that! face you made!

Jenna Catlin said...

Ok, that statue is just so huge. It's really high.
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Patricia Carter said...

That symbol does seem pretty amazing.
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