oklahoma

     

Oklahoma (pronounce /ˌoʊkləˈhoʊmə/) is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. With an estimated 3,579,212 residents in 2006 and a land area of 68,667 square miles (177,847 km²), Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th-largest state. Its name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "land of the red man", and is known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State. Formed from Indian Territory on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the union. Its citizens are known as Oklahomans, and the state's capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

Trivia about oklahoma

  • The constitution for the proposed state of Sequoyah served in large part as the basis for this state's constitution
  • In 1953 it became the only state whose official song was written for a Broadway musical
  • Woody was born in Okemah in this state, "Way down yonder in the Indian nation"
  • Noted gangster Pretty Boy Floyd's pretty boyhood was spent in this state's Cherokee Indian Territory
  • Migrants leaving this state's "Dust Bowl" helped bring country music to the West
  • A 20-10 win in 2001 went in Nebraska's column in its bitter rivalry with this school's Sooners
  • Texas County in this state's panhandle borders the state of Texas
  • It's "where the wind comes sweeping down the plain"
  • A "musical" state
  • Anti-smoking groups beware: this state's flag has a peace pipe on it
  • "OK!"'Nuff said
  • "The Sooner State"
  • 900,000 acres of land in this state were opened for settlement on Sept. 22 though some went sooner
  • Among its 77 counties are Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole & Osage
  • In 1907 Charles N. Haskell of Muskogee became this new state's first governor
  • The Wichita Mountains are not in Kansas but in this state on its southern border
  • "Sooner" or later you'll tell us its state tree is the redbud
  • On April 22, 1889 "Sooners" staked claims hours ahead of schedule in Guthrie City in this territory's land grab
  • Jefferson,Cherokee,Muskogee
  • This state is home to The National Fishing Tackle Museum & The 5 Civilized Tribes Museum
  • Region originally called Indian Territory, it now has no Fed. reservations
  • This state's flag includes the design seen here
  • The artificial Lake O' the Cherokees in this state was formed by damming the Neosho river
  • Shawnee, in this Boomer state, does not allow dogs to meet on private property without the owner's consent
  • Named for a Santa Fe railway surveyor, the city of Norman is home to the university of this state
  • Choctaw,Cherokee,Cimarron
  • In 1844, "The Cherokee Advocate" became the 1st paper ever published in what's now this state
  • The large star in the center of its state seal is adorned with symbols of the 5 Civilized Tribes
  • James Garner,Woody Guthrie,Will Rogers
  • Tahlequah, in this state, is the capital of the Cherokee nation, so it's home to the Cherokee national museum
  • If you think about it, "okay" is obviously in this state
  • From June to August, the "Trail of Tears" drama is staged near Tahlequah in this state
  • The Joad family in "The Grapes of Wrath" leaves this Dust Bowl state & heads to California
  • In "Out of the Dust", Billie Jo relates the story of life in this state's Panhandle during the Dust Bowl years
  • McClain,McCurtain,Muskogee
  • The 5-pointed star on this state's seal displays symbols of the Five Civilized Tribes
  • At 12:00 noon April 22, 1889 settlers began the rush to claim former Indian land in this territory
  • In April 1889 the Indian Territory was opened up & Sooners rushed into what is now this state
  • Geronimo was buried in this state in 1909, 2 years after statehood
  • Frank Keating
  • Duncan,Lawton,Muskogee
  • Choctaw,Cimarron,Muskogee
  • "Cowboy on a Wild Pony" by Constance Warren Whitney stands in front of this Sooner State's capitol building
  • Guthrie
  • Each April the World Cow Chip Throwing Contest is held in Beaver City in this "Sooner" state
  • The Woolaroc Museum near Bartlesville in this state is famous for its collection of Indian blankets
  • Look, a ham
  • We were stationed together with the III Corps Artillery at Fort Sill in this state
  • The city of Enid in this state is believed to be named for a character in "Idylls of the King"
  • We're visiting the Will Rogers Memorial in this state where the humorist is buried
  • The sooner you get to this state's Sooner Mall, the sooner you can find the deals at Dillard's or Old Navy
  • The wind comes sweeping down its high point, Black Mesa, too
  • The 6 states that border this state are Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas & Colorado
  • Its seal was created in 1905 for a proposed state of Sequoyah encompassing 5 Indian republics
  • "Four Moons", an American Indian ballet, was created for the 60th anniversary of its statehood in 1967
  • Grand Lake O' the Cherokees
  • Cimarron & Beaver are counties in its Panhandle
  • Its state poem, "Howdy Folks", was written for a memorial to a humorist & mentions Wiley Post
  • The city of Tahlequah in this state is the capital of the Cherokee Nation
  • This Panhandle State's Cimarron County borders 4 states
  • The 5 arms on the star on its seal represent the 5 civilized tribes
  • Rev. Allen Wright, a Choctaw Indian, was responsible for giving this state a Choctaw name meaning "red people"
  • Saurophaganax was named this state's official fossil in 2000 & you can see one at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman
  • The name of this state is from Choctaw & means it's the land of the "red people"
  • The name of this state comes from 2 Choctaw words that mean "red" & "people"
  • Guthrie
  • Ranchers formed the territory of Cimarron in 1887; it lasted until 1890 when it became this state's western panhandle
  • Symbols of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw & Seminole Indian nations are on its seal
  • On Nov. 16, 1907 this 46th state was admitted to the Union
  • The large star on its state seal displays symbols of the 5 Civilized Tribes which first settled there
  • One of the world's longest multiple-arch dams helped form this state's Grand Lake o' the Cherokees
  • "Native America"
  • Cherokee Landing State Park