Cattle Drive Statues

Apparently nothing happened in Texas and Oklahoma except cattle drives. There’s a monument to one every mile or so. Or so it seemed.

The first one we saw was in McAlester, Oklahoma, along Route 69. We passed it at dusk on Tuesday. I took this photo on the way north on Friday.

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On Wednesday morning, we drove to Frisco to buy stuff for the booth at Ikea. We stopped to see “the longest continuously-themed sculpture collection” at the Centre at Preston Ridge, a shopping mall. There were cattle statues scattered along the main drive, with a cowboy on a horse at one end and four cowboys sitting around a sculpture of a campfire at the other.

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On the way to Ikea, we passed the Embassy Suites hotel where the D6 conference was held last year. I remembered a Shawnee Trail cattle drive statue nearby, in Central Park. After our shopping, we headed over there.

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I understand there’s another one, even larger, in Dallas. I find them impressive, but I’m surprised to find so many so close together.

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