(Oklahoma is the
only State to have its Capital stolen and moved in the middle of the
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
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
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,
OF FLOUR - TO REMIND THEM OKIES IN THE OUTBACK, THAT
DRILL WAS FOR THEM, TOO. THE ONLY HARM == WHITE
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
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,
The name was approved in 1890.
12. Oklahoma produced more astronauts than any other
13. Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other
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
Santa Fe, Oklahoma
St. Louis, Oklahoma
Don't Forget The Wildlife!
= Wolfe, 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
= Moon, Oklahoma
And A City Named After Our State!
= Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Like To Read About The Presidents?
= Adams, Oklahoma
Other City Names In Oklahoma To Make You Smile.....
= Frogville, Oklahoma
Bowlegs, Oklahoma (
you have to go through Bowlegs, to get to Maud ! , Oklahoma that
And Regardless Of What Side Of The Fence You're On...
= Gay, Oklahoma
= Straight, Oklahoma
We also have the best tequila prices in America.
Back to Bartcop.com