Replica Of Tulsa's Golden Driller Dedicated In France

Friday, June 30th 2017, 12:38 pm
By: Emory Bryan

News On 6 has the first pictures of a smaller Golden Driller now standing at a western-themed amusement park in Jeanmenil, France.

It's the icon of a new thrill ride that was dedicated Friday, along with an exhibit that explains how Tulsa's Driller came about.

Frederic Beck with the park said they found out about the Driller when they were doing research for the ride's name. When they found out it was installed in 1966, the same year as the founding of their own park, they were sold.

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Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith presented a proclamation during the ceremony supporting the "Fraispertuis City Amusement Park" and the opportunity to promote tourism between Tulsa and the Voges region of France.

Michelle Place, the executive director of The Tulsa Historical Society and Karen Keith rode the ride several times, giving it a big thumbs up!