The Tulsa Driller is a 76-foot-tall (23 m), 43,500-pound (19,700 kg) statue of an oil worker with his right hand resting on an oil derrick. It was originally built in 1953 by the Mid-Continent Supply Company of Fort Worth for the International Petroleum Exposition. Six years later, it was temporarily erected again for the 1959 show. Due to the positive attention it attracted, the company donated the statue to the Tulsa County Fairgrounds Trust Authority which had it permanently installed in front of the Tulsa Expo Center for the 1966 International Petroleum Exposition. The oil derrick under the statue's right hand rests was obtained from a depleted oil field in Seminole, Oklahoma.
To better appreciate the size of the statue, here are Molly and Will sitting on the railing around his left foot.
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