New clock unveiled near state Capitol

Saturday, August 6th 2005, 6:48 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The countdown to the Oklahoma Centennial in November 2007 is under way after the unveiling of a 19-foot-tall clock in a park on the north side of the state Capitol.

The old-fashioned clock is one of many being placed around the state in honor of the state's upcoming 100th birthday.

The clock unveiled Friday has a face that is about 4-feet by 4-feet and requires no maintenance. It also illuminates at night and automatically resets itself in case of a power outage or for daylight savings time.

The clock cost $25,000 and was paid for by private and corporate donors.

Similar clocks have been placed at various places in the metro area and in Shawnee and Perkins.