Have you ever wondered what the earliest moments of our city looked like? A stunning visual representation of the first moments can be seen at the Centennial Land Run Monument, near the south end of the Bricktown Canal. Two cast bronze statues have been added recently to the larger-than-life exhibit, bringing the total to 36 pieces of public art.
The monument begins with a soldier and a cannon, firing the shot to start the run. Twenty-four horses and riders are commemorated. Vehicles used in the race including a buckboard, two covered wagons and a buggy also take center stage. When completed, this piece of art will contain 45 sculptures and will be one of the largest freestanding bronze sculptures in the world, spanning more than the length of a football field.
Next time you are in Bricktown, be sure to check it out. It’s a great way to get a small glimpse of our exciting history.