Government Springs Park North, 509 E Oklahoma

On the same day the U.S. Postal Service  issued its Cherokee Strip postage stamp featuring H Holden’s statue, “Boomer,” its companion piece was dedicated.

Holding the Claim was dedicated on April 17, 1993. Located in Dillingham Gardens at Government Springs Park North, this statue commemorates the largest land run in U.S. history. After the settler took off on his horse to stake his claim (depicted by Boomer), Holding the Claim depicts this same settler and horse waiting for his family to arrive on the land that they would soon call home.

Holding the Claim was H Holden’s fourth monument.