Monday, November 12, 2018

November - Week 46 - Oklahoma - the Sooner State

46 Oklahoma

Date admitted to the US – November 16, 1907
Postal abbreviation – OK
Capital – Oklahoma City
Area – 69,898.8 [19th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 3,751,351 [28th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 54.7 [36th largest in the US]
Area codes – 405, 580, 918
Zip codes – 73001 - 74966
Number of counties – 77
State nickname –  The Sooner State
State motto – "Labor omnia vincit" - Labor Conquers All Things

State Flag of Oklahoma
Fun facts
-The world's first parking meter was set in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
-Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II.  A B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base dropped six practice bombs on the town on July 5, 1943.
-The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.
-The town of Beaver claims to be the Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the World. The World Championship Cow Chip Throw is held here each April.
-Oklahoma is tribal headquarters for 39 Native American tribes.
-April 22, 1889 was the first day homesteading was permitted.  On that date, 50,000 people swarmed into the area. Those who tried to beat the noon starting time were called Sooners.

Law Schools
-University of Oklahoma College of Law 
-Oklahoma City University School of Law 
-University of Tulsa College of Law

Military facts
Military Bases

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