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Oklahoma


46th State (November 16, 1907), the west U.S.

 

State Abbreviation: OK

Nickname: Sooner State

Origin of name: From two Choctaw Indian words meaning red people.

 

 

Oklahoma State:

Oklahoma Symbols
Capital:
Oklahoma City
Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All Things)
Oklamona State Seal
Animal: The American Buffalo, or Bison
Beverage: Milk
Bird:
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
Children's Song: Oklahoma, My Native Land
Fish: White Bass
Floral Emblem: Mistletoe
Flower: Oklahoma Rose (Hybrid Tea Rose)
Furbearer: Raccoon
Game Bird : Wild Turkey
Insect: Honeybee
Poem: Howdy Folks -Will Rogers
Reptile: Collared Lizard
Rock: Rose Rock
Soil: Oklahoma-Port
Song: Oklahoma
Tree: Redbud
Wildflower: Indian Blanket


Oklahoma State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)

 

Things to Know

Ozark Plateau
The science behind this geological formation.

There are many Native Americans Tribes in Oklahoma:
Wyandotte , Pawnee , Cherokee , Creek , Witchita , Ponca , Choctaw, Cheyenne , Chickasaw , Peoria, Comanche , Kickapoo .

The Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma

Major Rivers: Arkansas River, Canadian River, Red River

Economy

Agriculture
Major Industries: farming, oil, natural gas
Oklahoma is one of the leaders in wheat and cattle production.
Other livestock products: chickens, eggs, hogs, milk, sheep, turkeys and fish. Oklahoma is one of the leaders in the production of wheat.
Other crops: Hay, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts, soybeans, peaches and pecans.

Famous Oklahomans

Geronimo (1829–1909), Native American leader
Black Kettle (?-1868 ) Cheyenne chief

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), songwriter and folk musician

Mickey Mantle (1931-1995 ), Hall of Fame catcher

Maria Tallchief, Prima Ballerina

Will Rogers Birthplace in Oologah, Oklahoma.

Sylvan Nathan Goldman
The grocery shopping cart inventor.

Things to Do

Oklahoma State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
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Sites to See

Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Kid Stuff
Coloring pages, arts and crafts, learn Native American games and more.

The Trail of Tears
Information on this tragic event in U.S. history.

Color Pages

Oklamona flag color page

Bison color page

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher color page

Raccoon color page

Things To Do-Other Sites

Oklahoma State Quarter
Read about the Oklahoma State
Quarter and print out the color page.

Tour

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum-- Diamond R Ranch
Tours, songs, games, color pages, and more.

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