Statue unveiled honoring Bob Funk’s commitment to preservation of Oklahoma’s western heritage

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YUKON, Okla.-- A dedication ceremony took place Thursday evening where a life-size sculpture depicting an American cowboy on horseback from world-renown artist and Oklahoma sculptor John Rule was unveiled.

The 500-pound, 10-foot tall statue will be erected at a historical marker along the famous Chisholm Trial to honor Bob Funk’s lifelong commitment to the preservation of Oklahoma’s western heritage.

The statue was commissioned to honor Bob Funk on his 75th birthday for all of his involvement to preserve the Chisolm Trail where it passes through Oklahoma.

In 2017, the nation will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic cattle trail.