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Ponca City, Oklahoma

  • Pioneer Woman Museum & Statue

    Pioneer Woman Museum & StatueThe Pioneer Woman Statue was commissioned by E. W. Marland. This 17 foot bronze is on the National Register of Historic Places. The newly expanded museum features exhibits of women who have mad...
    Pioneer Woman Museum & Statue
  • Standing Bear Statue and Memorial Park

    Standing Bear Statue and Memorial ParkA monumental tribute to all Native Americans, this 22-foot bronze statue is of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, created by Cowboy Artist of America, Oreland C. Joe. The magnificent monument of Standing Bear...
    Standing Bear Statue and Memorial Park
  • Ponca City Library

    Ponca City LibraryHousing much more than books, the Ponca City Library is home to the unique Oriental and Western art collection of Richard Gordon Matzene. A commercial photographer and art collector who lived in Ponca...
    Ponca City Library
  • Ponca City Art Center

    Ponca City Art CenterThe stately Soldani Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a work of art in itself, is home to the Ponca City Art Center and its many activities. These include artists'...
    Ponca City Art Center
  • Centennial Plaza

    Centennial PlazaThe Centennial Plaza, with its backdrop of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, was started as a project for the Centennial year of the 1893 run. It contains bricks engraved with the names of pion...
    Centennial Plaza
  • The Marland Family Statues

    The Marland Family StatuesMarland's favorite sculptor was Jo Davidson. He designed one of the models for the Pioneer Woman. He also sculpted the three Marland family statues, all of French limestone. Prior to the sale of the m...
    The Marland Family Statues

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Standing Bear Statue and Memorial Park

A monumental tribute to all Native Americans, this 22

Ponca City, OK Arts

E.W. Marland

E.W. Marland was born May 8, 1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied to be an attorney, graduating from University of Michigan Law School at the age of nineteen. Marland?s years of practicing law led him to an interest in geology and a career in the oil industry. He prospered in

Ponca City, OK Notables



Ponca Chief, Standing Bear

Standing Bear won the battle for himself and for all Native Americans to become "persons" under United States law. His fight for his land and his dignity has been recorded as one of the first victories for civil rights in America.

Ponca City, OK Ethnic Heritage

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