Can you guess where my Jr. prom was held?
Here it is Danny Kaye the SHAMELESS plug you’ve been waiting for.
The Great State Of Oklahoma!
I'd love to hear about your great states folks.
We still say thank ya, yes sir, yes ma'am, and most of the time hold the door fer ya.
We move a bit slower and we try not to fuss too much.
Green and White
"Labor Omnia Vincit" - Labor conquers all things
"OKLAHOMA!" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical of the same name.
Brand new state!
Brand new state, gonna treat you great!
Gonna give you barley, carrots and pertaters!
Pasture fer the cattle, spinach and termayters!
Flowers on the prairie where the June bugs zoom, Plen'y of air and plen'y of room, Plen'y of room to swing a rope!
Plen'y of heart and plen'y of hope!
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain, And the waivin' wheat can sure smell sweet When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, ev'ry night my honey lamb and I Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin' lazy circles in the sky.
We know we belong to the land And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say YEEOW! A-Yip-I-oee-ay!
We're only sayin' You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!
• Oklahoma's name is derived from two Choctaw words, "okla" meaning people, and "humma" meaning red; literally meaning "red people."
• The "Trail of Tears" began in the 1830s. It was the journey of the Five Civilized Tribes from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory. The relocation was forced.
• The Five Civilized Tribes attempted statehood in 1905 under the name Sequoyah
• There are 39 tribes and nations of American Indians with headquarters in Oklahoma. Descendants of the original 67 tribes inhabiting Indian Territory still live here.
• Oklahoma has four mountain ranges: Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas, and the Ozarks
• Forests cover 24 percent of Oklahoma
• The Poteau River is the only river in Oklahoma that flows north.
• The world's largest single deposit of pure alabaster may be found in the Alabaster caverns near Freedom, Oklahoma.
• Oklahoma is linked to the world's waters by the McClellan-Kerr Navigation system--flowing on the Arkansas River through Arkansas to the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
• The highest elevation in the state is Black Mesa, 4,978 feet, in far northwestern Oklahoma.
• The lowest elevation in the state is in the southeast corner near Idabel, at 324 feet
• Oklahoma has the distinction of having the highest hill in the world, Mount Cavanal, at 1,999 feet.
• Oklahoma has more man-made lakes (200) than any other state, over one million surface-acres of water, and 2,000 more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined.
• The largest lake in Oklahoma is Lake Eufaula, covering 102,000 surface acres of water.
Spiro Indians, linked to the Aztecs, thrived and left burial mounds filled with exquisite artwork and clues to their way of life. A museum displaying their artifacts is near Spiro.
Viking explorers visited eastern Oklahoma and left their mark near the town of Heavener.
Oklahoma's recorded history began when Spanish explorer Coronado carved his name and the date on a rock near the Cimarron River in western Oklahoma.
Oklahoma was part of the Louisiana Purchase.
Ft. Gibson was the first fort to be established in Oklahoma.
Land in Indian Territory was opened to white settlement by land runs, lotteries, and auctions. The territory was split in half, and the western half became Oklahoma Territory.
The first land run was held April 22nd. At exactly noon, a cannon boom signaled the start of the run which opened the Unassigned Lands for settlement.
The Sac and Fox, Pottawatomie-Shawnee Lands, located just east of the original run site, were opened on September 21.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho lands in western Oklahoma were opened for run on April 19.
The largest and most spectacular run in northern Oklahoma, the Cherokee Strip, was held on September 16.
On May 23rd, the Kickapoo Land Run was held in central Oklahoma.
November 16, Oklahoma became the 46th state to join the