By Dale Denwalt, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Just a few days after it found a new home, the “Boomer” statue has been taken back down.
A city official said the removal is only temporary.
“It was determined that it need a base created to set it up higher,” Assistant City Manager Joan Riley said.
At its new location on the southeast corner of the Enid Event Center, Boomer was placed on a concrete pad level with the ground. sculpture was set Monday with little fanfare. By Friday, it was gone again.
Boomer used to grace a plaza next to the Cherokee Strip Conference Center but was put into storage while the building was razed last fall.
At that location, a developer and the city are building a hotel and parking garage, so the sculpture had to move.
Boomer was designed by Harold Holden. It depicts a man on horseback at full gallop during the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893. The rider holds the reins in his left hand and a flag to stake land in his right.曳