Tramel: Harold Holden's statue honors the men lost in the Oklahoma State plane crash

In 2001, Harold Holden was asked to create a memorial to honor those killed when a plane carrying 10 members of the Oklahoma State University basketball program crashed in Colorado. Holden's kneeling cowboy has become a symbol of mourning for the university and the state.
by Berry Tramel Modified: January 23, 2011 at 9:22 am •  Published: January 22, 2011

KREMLIN — Harry Birdwell drove over from Stillwater 10 years ago and told Harold Holden what Oklahoma State University wanted. A life-sized tribute to the 10 men who died in the 2001 OSU basketball plane crash.

Holden, a renowned...

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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