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      Route 66 Statue Dedicated In Tulsa

      A bronze sculpture that illustrates the cultural significance of Route 66 is unveiled in west Tulsa.

      Mayor Dewey Bartlett joined about 300 people for the dedication of "East Meets West" at Avery Plaza on Riverside Drive at Southwest Blvd.

      The sculpture features Cyrus Avery and his family in a Model T as they encounter a horse-drawn carriage on its way from the west Tulsa oil fields.

      It was made by Texas artist Roberts Summers and stands 15 feet tall and 60 feet wide.

      Cyrus Avery was a former Tulsa County Commissioner who lobbied Congress in 1926 to make Route 66 a national highway.

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