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20 Facts About Oklahoma

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Some interesting facts about Oklahoma.

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A real Okie goes outside to watch a tornado. Report Abuse
Okies are well known for going outside to watch a tornado form. When it starts to get bad, we take cover.
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Vinita is the first city in Oklahoma to receive electricity Report Abuse
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Oklahoma is nicknamed the Sooner State Report Abuse
Many homesteaders tried to claim their land early. They were nicknamed Sooners and the name stuck.
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The origins of our state name are from the Choctaw people Report Abuse
Okla and humma means red people.
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Oklahoma produces more tornadoes than any other state Report Abuse
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Oklahoma is part of Tornado Alley.
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Oklahoma has the largest Native American population in the United States Report Abuse
In addition, Oklahoma is the headquarters for many tribes such as the Comanche.
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The world's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma Report Abuse
The world's first parking meter was installed in OKlahoma City in the 1930s. Not only that, an Oklahoma created it.
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Oklahoma is known as the center of the Bible Belt Report Abuse
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Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other states Report Abuse
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More astronauts come from Oklahoma Report Abuse
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The first flag to fly over the state was the flag of Spain Report Abuse
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The great chief Geronimo is buried in Oklahoma Report Abuse
Geronimo is buried at the Fort Sill cemetery in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
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The world's largest concrete totem pole is in Oklahoma Report Abuse
It is in Foyil, Oklahoma and is 60 feet tall and 30 feet around.
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An operating oil well is located at the state capitol Report Abuse
The name of the well is Capitol Site No. 1.
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Oklahoma is home to the Cowboy Hall of Fame Report Abuse
The Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.
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The Cow chip thowing capital is located in Oklahoma Report Abuse
Each year people travel to Beaver, Oklahoma to attend the annual Championship Cow Chip Throw.
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An Oklahoman invented the shopping cart. Report Abuse
This invention made its inventor, Sylvan Goldman, a millionaire.
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Oklahoma City wasn't always the capital Report Abuse
The original capital of Oklahoma was Guthrie.
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The state motto is Labor Conquers All Things. Report Abuse
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The movie Twister was set in Oklahoma Report Abuse
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