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Pioneer Woman

Historical landmark in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Introduction

Location

  • πŸ“ Address: Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • 🌐 Coordinates: 36Β°42β€²36β€³N 97Β°3β€²55β€³W
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Nearby: Located just off U.S. Route 77, a mile northeast of Ponca City's center
  • 🏞️ Park: The statue resides on a 5.5-acre park
  • πŸš— Accessibility: Easily accessible by car with parking available

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Hours and Admission

  • πŸ•°οΈ Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • πŸ’΅ Adults: $7
  • πŸ‘΄ Seniors (62+): $5
  • πŸŽ“ Students (6-18): $4
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family (up to 6 people): $18
  • πŸ†“ Free: Children under 6, veterans, and active military with ID
  • πŸ“… Closed: Sundays, Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
  • πŸ“ž Tours: Call 580-765-6108 to schedule guided tours

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Statue Details

  • πŸ—Ώ Height: 17 feet (5.2 meters)
  • βš–οΈ Weight: 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg)
  • πŸ“… Unveiled: April 22, 1930
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦ Depiction: A pioneer woman leading her son by the hand
  • πŸ“– Symbolism: The woman carries a Bible, symbolizing faith and morality
  • 🎨 Artist: Bryant Baker, selected through a national competition
  • πŸ† Competition: Baker's model won by a margin of nearly two to one
  • πŸ“œ Inscription: 'This monument was erected by E. W. Marland in appreciation of the heroic character of the woman who braved the dangers and endured the hardships incident to the daily life of the pioneer and homesteader in this country.'

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Museum Features

  • πŸ›οΈ Dedicated: September 15, 1958
  • 🎨 Exhibits: Craft demonstrations, special exhibits, interactive timeline
  • 🌟 Walk of Fame: Pioneer Woman Walk of Fame
  • πŸ“š Education: Features an education center
  • πŸ—Ώ Legacy: Preserves the legacy of women in Oklahoma's development
  • 🌍 Inclusivity: Honors women of all races, creeds, and nationalities
  • πŸ“œ Mission: Dedicated to the enduring spirit of womenβ€”past, present, and future
  • πŸ” More Info: Visit pioneerwomanmuseum.com for additional details

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Historical Significance

  • πŸ“… Unveiling: April 22, 1930, anniversary of the first land run in Oklahoma
  • πŸ‘₯ Attendance: 40,000 people attended the unveiling ceremony
  • πŸ“» Broadcast: President Herbert Hoover gave a brief radio address
  • 🎀 Speakers: Colonel Patrick J. Hurley and Will Rogers also spoke
  • πŸ›οΈ Dedication: The museum was dedicated on September 15, 1958
  • πŸ“œ Legacy: Honors the contributions of pioneer women to American history
  • πŸ—³οΈ Selection: Bryant Baker's model was chosen through a national vote
  • πŸ’° Funding: Project cost approximately $350,000, funded by E. W. Marland

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Visitor Information

  • πŸ“… Best Time: Visit during open hours, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • πŸ“ž Tours: Schedule guided tours by calling 580-765-6108
  • πŸ…ΏοΈ Parking: Available on-site
  • πŸ›οΈ Gift Shop: Museum gift shop available for souvenirs
  • πŸ“Έ Photography: Allowed, but drones are not permitted without approval
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family Friendly: Suitable for visitors of all ages
  • 🌟 Special Events: Check the museum's website for special events and exhibits
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Nearby Attractions: Explore other historical sites in Ponca City

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Travel Information
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 1445-1475 Lake Rd, Ponca City, OK 74604
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Facebook

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