Oklahoma - Fast Facts & Trivia

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  • Spiro Mounds, the only archaeological park in Oklahoma, is a 140-acre site that encompasses 12 southern hills with evidence of an Indian culture from 850 to 1450. The Mounds are considered one of the four most important prehistoric Indian sites east of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma.

  • WKY Radio was the first radio station broadcast west of the Mississippi.

  • A Spanish-colonial building will serve as the backdrop for the Centennial Plaza of Ponca City, inaugurated on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the 1893 Land Run. On the plaza is the Centennial Monument of Jo Saylors, surrounded by 7,000 named bricks, a statue of E. W. Marland, a war memorial fountain, the No. 1 Fire Station and the Town Hall.

  • State Motto: Work Omnia Vincit {work conquers all things}

  • Belle Starr, one of the most famous women, is buried in an isolated tomb southwest of Porum, Oklahoma, near the Eufuala dam.

  • Originally, the Central School of Oklahoma was the first public school in Oklahoma. It started as a teacher school and is now a leading educational institution in this region of the United States.

  • In Gurrhrie, nearly 20,000 lighters and "fire starters" are exhibited at the National Lighter Museum. The only museum of the nation dedicated to the collection of lighters.

  • Oklahoma's four mountain ranges include the Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas and Kiamichis.

  • Foress B. Lillie was a member of the Landing of 1889 and set up a tent as soon as shots were fired. Lillies drug was the first pharmacy in Guthrie. Lillie received License # 1 when the new state of Oklahoma registered him as a practicing pharmacist.

  • Oklahoma was the scene for the movie Twister.

  • Oklahoma borders six states: Texas in the south and west, Arkansas and Missouri in the east, Kansas in the north, and Colorado and New Mexico at the head of the northwestern Oklahoma Panhandle.

  • Antlers make themselves known as "The Stag's Capital of the World and Gate to Southeast Oklahoma."

  • On the evening of March 25, 1948, a tornado roared through the Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, causing considerable damage, some injuries, but no deaths. The destruction, however, could have been much worse. A few hours earlier, Air Force Captain Robert C. Miller and Major Ernest J. Fawbush prophesied that the atmospheric conditions for tornadoes near Tinker AFB are ripe. This first tornado prediction was instrumental in driving the country's commitment to protecting the American public and military resources from the hazards of natural hazards.

  • The slogan "Buckle of the Wheat Belt" refers to Kingfisher. Kingfisher was the largest wheat market in America and is still perceived as such today.

  • Oklahoma is one of only two states whose capitals contain the name of the state. The other is Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Clinton Riggs designed the YIELD sign. It was first used in Tulsa on a trial basis.

  • Oklahoma State Wildflower The Indian blanket is red with yellow tips. It symbolizes the scenic beauty of the state and its Native American heritage. The wildflower blooms in June and July.

  • Oklahoma has more artificial lakes than any other state, with over one million hectares of land.

  • On April 22, 1889, the first day of mortification, 50,000 people were raving about the area. Those who tried to defeat the midday pistol were called Sooners. Hence the nickname of the state.

  • Oklahoma's state bird, the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, is a somewhat quiet bird with beautiful plumage and a long, slender tail that is twice as long as its body. The deeply split tail resembles a pair of scissors.

  • Oklahoma has the largest Indian population of a US state. Many of the 250,000 Indians living in Oklahoma are descended from the 67 Indian tribes. Oklahoma is tribal headquarters for 39 tribes.

  • The Oklahoma City National Memorial honors the victims, survivors, saviors and those who were forever changed at the site of the Oklahoma City bomb attack on April 19, 1995.

  • Springs, streams and lakes are the attractions in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the first national park in the state of Oklahoma. Chickasaw is located in a transition zone where the eastern deciduous forest and the western prairie meet.

  • Sequoyah's Lodge in Akins is a tree trunks' frontier home inhabited by Sequoyah (George Gist) in 1829-44, the teacher who invented a syllabary in 1821 that made it possible to read and write the Cherokee language.

  • On July 25, 2000, Governor Keating announced plans to build a dome on the Oklahoma State Capitol Building. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2001 and was completed in 2002.

  • The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935. Carl C. Magee of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is generally credited with the parking meter. He submitted on May 13, 1935 a patent for a "coin-controlled parking meter" one.

  • Vinita is the oldest incorporated city on Oklahoma Route 66, founded in 1871. Vinita was the first city in Oklahoma to enjoy electricity. Originally called Downingville. The city's name was later changed to Vinita in honor of Vinnie Ream, the sculptor who created the life-size statue of Lincoln in the United States Capitol.

  • During a tornado in Ponca City, a man and his wife were carried into their house by a tornado. The walls and roof were blown away. But the ground remained intact and eventually slid down, leaving the couple safely back on the ground.

  • The Amateur Softball Association of America - a nonprofit, non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK - was founded in 1933 and has become the country's strongest softball organization.

  • A statue entitled "Hopes and Dreams" in downtown Perry was designed by local sculptor Bill Bennett and set up on a massive granite podium to commemorate Centennial Cherokee Strips. The statue shows a young couple coming to the newly opened western border.

  • Turner Falls Park in Davis is the oldest park in Oklahoma. Many sources from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains make up Honey Creek, the cascades down seventy-seven feet falling to a natural swimming pool turn the majestic Turner Falls into the largest waterfall in Oklahoma.

  • On the grounds of the State Capitol is an oil well, the Capitol Site no. 1 is called.

  • Anadarko is the only authentic Indian city in the United States. It is located in the beautiful Washita River Valley in southwestern Oklahoma.

  • In 1998, a life-size statue of a cattle drive entitled "On the Chisholm Trail" in Duncan was erected as a memorial to the American cowboy.

  • Phillip H. Sheridan, George A. Custer, and William T. Sherman were the founders of Fort USA's main artillery Fort of the United States.

  • Born in 1879 at a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near Oologah, Oklahoma, Will Rogers was first an Indian, a cowboy and then a national figure. Will Rogers was a star of Broadway and 71 films of the 1920s and 1930s, a popular broadcaster and wrote more than 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns.

  • A life-size statue is in honor of astronaut Thomas P. Stafford in Weatherford.

  • Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States that was bombed during World War II. At around 12:30 pm on Monday, July 5, 1943, a B-17 bomber stationed at Dalhart Army Air Base (50 miles south of Boise City) dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping city.

  • Choctaw is the oldest chartered city in Oklahoma. Choctaw won in 1893 the status of a city.

  • Okmulgee holds the world record for the biggest pecan pie, pecan biscuit, pecan brownie and the biggest ice cream and biscuit party. Every year in June, Okmulgee rolls the Welcome Mat to thousands of its closest friends as the annual Pecan Festival comes to town.

  • The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.

  • The city of Beaver claims to be the Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the world. This is where the World Cup cow chip litter takes place in April.

  • An Oklahoman, Sylvan Goldman, invented the first shopping cart.

  • Known as the ancient capital of Oklahoma, Jenks houses the best selections in the country: antique shops, gift shops, galleries, museums, artisans and collectors.

  • The first capital of Oklahoma was in Guthrie, but was later relocated to Oklahoma City after a referendum.

  • Originally Indian Territory, the state of Oklahoma was opened to settlers in 1889 in a "land rush". At some point, prospective settlers were allowed into the territory to mark plots by grabbing the piles marking each plot. Some of these settlers came in to claim land before the official start of the landing; These scammers were called "Sooners".

  • Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation.

  • The hotel is located on the south shore of Grand Lake O 'Cherokees between Langley and Disney. Built in 1940, Pensacola Dam is still the world's longest Multiple Arch Dam. Length of the dam / overflow ... 6,565 feet. Length of the multiple sheet section ..

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