Friday, October 13, 2017

A bronze sculputre featuring Cyrus Avery stopping a Model T Ford and frightening two horses pulling a wagon full of oil barrels

The piece is fittingly named East Meets West. It depicts Cyrus Avery in his Model T, along with his wife, daughter and her pet cat.

The artist, Robert Summers, said the Averys are stopped after pulling up on an unsuspecting oil field waggoneer and his team of horses.

just east of the Arkansas River bridge near downtown Tulsa.

 Cyrus Avery Plaza is named for a Tulsa farmer and oilman who served on the Oklahoma Highway Commission in the 1920s and suggested the highway coming through Oklahoma between Chicago and Los Angeles be designated as U.S. Route 66 during a meeting in Springfield, Mo., in 1926.

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