50 Facts About Oklahoma State You Need to Know Story

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Introduction

50 Facts About Oklahoma State You Need to Know Story

There are many fun facts about Oklahoma state despite it being a generally quiet place...

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Fun Facts About Oklahoma

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The highest point is Black Mesa

To start this list of Oklahoma facts, did you know that its highest point is...

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Thank Oklahoma for the pecan pie

Pecan pie isn't an Oklahoma invention. The first recipes for this dessert can be found...

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It's nicknamed the "Sooner State"

Every state has a moniker that is used for license plates and tourism marketing. The...

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The official state mottos is "labor omnia vincit"

If you come across Oklahoma's state seal, you'll likely see the words "labor omnia vincit...

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People were introduced to the first parking meter

In cities around the world, you'll find parking meters. No matter where you are, they...

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Keep an eye out for the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

The Oklahoma state bird isn't only native to the state. The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher likes wide...

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It has the lower 48's largest Native American population

Many Oklahoma history facts discuss the state's Native American history. Though there are Native American...

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The state brought us Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is one of the most famous actors in the world. Known for his...

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There are tons of man-made lakes

If you visit Oklahoma, you'll be able to find numerous lakes for recreational and industrial...

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Little River is mostly in the mountains

Oklahoma may have a lot of man-made lakes, but its rivers are mostly natural. Little...

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Buffalo are important

Buffalo has been the Oklahoma state mammal since 1972 due to it's historic roots in...

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Oklahoma City is the capital

The capital of Oklahoma State is also its largest city. Since 1910, it's been the...

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There's an official state meal

An Oklahoma state fact almost no one knows is that there's an official state meal...

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The Wichita Mountains ended the gold rush

The Wichita mountains cover around 60,000 acres of land that has been virtually untouched by...

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The state fossil is huge

One of the most fun facts about Oklahoma is that there's an official state fossil...

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The Red River is unique

The Oklahoma Red River's name is quite literal. Due to mineral and clay deposits in...

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Funny Facts About Oklahoma

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It's the 35th most densely populated state

With nearly 4 million residents, Oklahoma is the 28th most populated state in the US...

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Experience the state with theater

Since 1943, theaters around the world have hosted productions of the musical "Oklahoma!" The musical...

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It's one of the last states

Oklahoma may have been a state territory since the 1800s, but it didn't become a...

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You can learn about the banjo

If you're looking for an interesting way to spend some time in Oklahoma City, consider...

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It has some terrible roads

Exercise caution if you plan to drive in Oklahoma. According to a national poll, the...

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Not much fruit is eaten

According to dietary guidelines, you should eat around two cups of fruit every day. When...

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The state vegetable is a fruit

The state may not rank highly for fruit consumption but it still has a state...

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It used to have the largest peanut

Durant, Oklahoma is a quiet town in the southern part of the state. The town...

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Interesting Facts About Oklahoma

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The state produces a lot of natural gas

Oklahoma is one of the country's largest producers of natural gas. 8.4% of the gas...

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The state greatly contributed to both World Wars' efforts

The Oklahoma National Guard produced two of the most famous infantry divisions to serve in...

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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is famous

The 'Wild West' is one of the most famous parts of American history. It's inspired...

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The Ouachita National Forest is the oldest in the south

In 1907, President Roosevelt named the Ouachita Forest a national territory. At the time, it...

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The territory is landlocked

Oklahoma has no coastal borders, making it a completely landlocked state. The state shares a...

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Someone made a mistake during WWII

One of the most interesting historic facts about the state of Oklahoma revolves around WWII...

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Cimarron County borders four states

On a map, Cimarron County can be found at the very end of Oklahoma's "panhandle....

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You can find the oil capital of the world

In 1901, oil was struck in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Once word of the natural oil wells...

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Combat aviation was invented here

Fort Sill's territory extends over 90,000 acres of land meant for military service. While it's...

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The name comes from the Choctaw

Since Native American culture and history are deeply rooted in Oklahoma, it's only fair that...

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Scary Facts About Oklahoma

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The Dust Bowl devastated the state

During the 1930s, dust storms ran rampant through the US prairies. Oklahoma was particularly affected...

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The Hex House is haunted

One of the most interesting Oklahoma facts is also one of the spookiest. In Tulsa...

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People have seen Bigfoot

Bigfoot is perhaps the USA's most prominent mythical creature. According to stories, he's a tall...

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Picher is too toxic to live in

For over a century, Picher, Oklahoma was a mining town. While the population was never...

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The parallel forest is unintentionally eerie

Due to the intense mining in Oklahoma, the state's soil began to erode. If left...

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Weird Facts About Oklahoma

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There's a pigeon museum

A list of weird Oklahoma facts wouldn't be complete without mentioning the state's pigeon museum...

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The twist tie was a state invention

In 1961, Charles E. Burford was determined to solve a common household problem. At the...

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Residents heard the first tornado warning

Tornadoes can be some of the most devastating natural disasters. While they still destroy towns...

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They tested the "yield" sign

Drivers everywhere will be interested in this entry of weird facts about Oklahoma. The first...

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There have been a lot of cyclones

Oklahoma's position in tornado alley makes it a prime spot for cyclones to develop. the...

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Populations boomed overnight

Before the 1889 land run that saw the newly acquired Oklahoma territory open for settlement...

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Historical Facts About Oklahoma

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The state was also called "Indian Territory"

Before Oklahoma became a state, part of its land was called "Indian Territory." This was...

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Native American tribes had to move here

The "Trail of Tears" is a dark spot in American history. Between 1831 and 1850...

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You'll find the Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is one of the largest recognized tribes in the United States. Located...

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Historic Fort Reno helped OK with its statehood

One of the state of Oklahoma's interesting facts people often forget is that Fort Reno...

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Hernando de Soto was the first in the Oklahoma Territory

Though it wouldn't be properly settled until much later, Hernando de Soto is credited with...

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