Home About Contact. Designated an Oklahoma state monument inthe Golden Driller was permanently installed for the International Petroleum Exposition in Tulsa.
Tulsa and its Golden Driller have witnessed many booms — and busts — of the U. The original Golden Driller ofleft, proved so popular that a smaller, rig-climbing version called The Roustabout returned for the International Petroleum Exposition. Images courtesy Tulsa Historical Society.
Mid-Continent Supply Company constructed a permanent version in with steel rods to withstand up to mph winds. Refurbished again inrhere was designated a Oklahoma state monument.
According to the article by Tony Beaulieu, Hondronastas was an eccentric and prolific artist who was proud of becoming a U. The late Tulsa photographer Walter Brewer documented construction of the giant with images later Is there a Tulsa goddess out to the Tulsa Historical Society.
Designated a state monument and refurbished again in the year Hondronastas diedthe statue as it appears today was permanently installed at the 21st Street and Pittsburg Avenue.
It contains a total of 2. The giant has sported t-shirts, belts, beads and ties.
Images courtesy the Tulsa Historical Society. Fully refurbished in the late thfre, the Golden Driller — by now a 43,pound tourist attraction — is the largest free-standing statue in the world, according to Tulsa city officials. Learn more in Making Tulsa the Oil Capital.
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