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Facts about Oklahoma

   (Oklahoma is the only State to have its Capital stolen and moved in the middle of the night
    from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. Also Guthrie has an original Carnegie Library and the
    Largest Masonic Temple in the World.    Watonga, OK has more rattle snakes than people.)


    Here Are Some Interesting Facts about Oklahoma.

    1. The bread twist tie was invented in Maysville.

    2. The shopping cart was invented in Ardmore in 1936.

    3. The nation's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.

    4. The first Girl Scout Cookie was sold in Muskogee in 1917.

    5. Cimarron County, located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, is the only
    county in the U.S. bordered by 4 separate states... Texas , New
    Mexico, Colorado & Kansas.

    6. The Oklahoma State Capital is the only capital in the U.S. with
    working oil wells on its grounds.

    7. Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to be bombed in WWII.
    On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base, Texas,
    dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town, mistaking the city lights as target lights.
    COLEMAN - THE BOMBS WERE 'PLAY LIKE' BOMBS= IN FACT, SACKS
    OF FLOUR - TO REMIND THEM OKIES IN THE OUTBACK, THAT THE
    DRILL WAS FOR THEM, TOO. THE ONLY HARM == WHITE ROOFS.

    8. WKY Radio in Oklahoma City was the first radio station west of the Mississippi.

    9. The nation's first 'Tornado Warning' was issued on March 25,
    1948 in Oklahoma City minutes before a devastating tornado. Because
    of the warning, no lives were lost.

    10. Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any state in the U.S.

    11. The name ' Oklahoma ' comes from two Choctaw words... Okla. meaning
    'people' and humma meaning 'red'. So the name means, 'Red People.'
    The name was approved in 1890.

    12. Oklahoma produced more astronauts than any other state.

    13. Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state.

    14. During the 'Land Rush', Oklahoma City went from a vast, open
    prairie to a city of over 10,000 in a single day.

    15. The nation's first traffic 'Yield' sign, was erected in Tulsa on a trial basis.

    16. Pensacola Dam is the longest multi-arched dam in the world at 6,565 feet.

    17. The 'Port of Catoosa' (just north of Tulsa ), is the largest inland port in America .

    18. The aerosol can was invented in Bartlesville .

    19. Per square mile, Oklahoma has more tornadoes than any other place in the world.

    20. The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was in Moore, Oklahoma on May 3rd. 1999
    during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado.  Wind speed was clocked at 318 mph.

    21. The 'Will Rogers World Airport' and the 'Wiley Post Airport' are named after Okies....
    both killed in an airplane crash!!!

    Why Travel To Other Cities? Oklahoma Has Them All!
    = Cleveland, Oklahoma
       Orlando, Oklahoma
       Miami, Oklahoma
       Pittsburgh, Oklahoma
       Santa Fe, Oklahoma
       St. Louis, Oklahoma
       Chattanooga, Oklahoma
       Peoria, Oklahoma
       Burbank, Oklahoma
       Fargo, Oklahoma

    Don't Forget The Wildlife!
     = Wolfe, Oklahoma
        Eagle, Oklahoma
        Buffalo, Oklahoma
        Fox, Oklahoma
        Bison, Oklahoma
        Deer Creek, Oklahoma
        Elk City, Oklahoma
    
    We Have A Town Named After A Number...
    =  Forty-One, Oklahoma

    And A Town Who's Letter's Don't Spell Anything...
    =  IXL, Oklahoma  

    We Even Have A City Named After Earth's Only Satellite!
    =  Moon, Oklahoma

    And A City Named After Our State!
    =  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  

    Like To Read About The Presidents?
    =  Adams, Oklahoma
        Taylor, Oklahoma
        Fillmore, Oklahoma
        Grant, Oklahoma
        Taft, Oklahoma
        Johnson, Oklahoma
        Lincoln, Oklahoma
        Jefferson, Oklahoma
        Reagan, Oklahoma
        Wilson, Oklahoma
        Roosevelt, Oklahoma
        Carter, Oklahoma
        Clinton, Oklahoma
        Washington, Oklahoma

    Other City Names In Oklahoma To Make You Smile.....
    =  Frogville, Oklahoma
        Loco, Oklahoma
        Bushyhead, Oklahoma
        Bugtussle, Oklahoma
        Hooker, Oklahoma
        Slaughterville, Oklahoma
        Bowlegs, Oklahoma  ( you have to go through Bowlegs, to get to Maud !  , Oklahoma that is! )
        Slapout, Oklahoma
        Gotebo, Oklahoma

    And Regardless Of What Side Of The Fence You're On...
    =  Gay, Oklahoma
    =  Straight, Oklahoma


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