State Capital: Oklahoma City State Flower: Mistletoe
State Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Nickname: Sooner State
Motto: Labor Omina Vincit
State Rock: Barite rose
State Soil: Port Silt Loam
State Beverage: Milk
State Instrument (percusive): Drum
Gov: Govrner Brad Henry
State abbreviation: OK
Largest city:Oklahoma City
Name for Residents: Oklahomians
State colors: Green and White
State Dance: Square Dance
State waltz: "Oklahoma Wind"
State Animal: Mountain Boomer;
Game bird: Wild Turkey;
Game animal: Whitetail Deer,
flying mammal: Mexican Freetail Bat;
fish: White Bass;
butterfly; insect: honeybee.
Dinosaur fossils found here: Acrocanthosaurus, Apatosaurus, Epanterias, Pleurocoelus, Sauroposeidon, Tenontosaurus.
History of Oklahoma
*Became the 46th state on November 16th, 1907.
*Became big part in cattle industry.
*Most famous for being the Cherokee Indian's Trail of Tears.
It's recorded history begins in 1541 when a Spanish explorer named Corando went through the area on his quest for the "Lost City of Gold."
*One of the youngest states in the nation.
The Geographic Location is Southcentral USA.
20th largest state in the US
1,516 meters above sea level.
Known primarily for it's mountain ranges.
Canyons and Mesas.
American Bison inhibit the plains.
50 state parks, 6 national parks.
Major rivers: Arkansas River, Canadian River, Red River.
Major Lakes: Lake Texoma, Lake Eufola, Lake Hudson, Lake O' The Cherokees, Gibson Lake, Oologah Lake, Keystone Lake.
Highest point: Black Mesa- 4,973 feet (1,516 m) above sea level.
Origin of name: From the Choctow Indian words "okla" meaning people and "humma" meaning red.
10 Largest Cities Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton, Broken Arrow, Edmond, Midwest city, Enid, Moore, and Stillwater.
Tourist attractions: Casionos and gaming, Lakes and boating, History and Historic sites, Musuems, Golf, Route 66, spas, shopping, Camping and kayaking, state parks, ATV and ORV, Horse race tracks, Wineries, American Indian Culture, Theater, and Festivals.
Aerospace, Wind (source of power), Weather (TV, Radio), Logistics (such as Walmart, Best Buy, Big Lots, Dollar Tree, and others.)
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Division.
Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.
Tinker Air Force Base
U.S. Postal Service.
US FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
General Motors Corp.
Tornado Prone, Snowfall averages 9 in (23 cm) a year, one of the windiest cities in U.S. (averaging around wind speed of 12.3 mph (19.8 km/hr), Continental Climate with cold winters and hot summers.
Famous People From Oklahoma
Admiral William Crowe
Dr. Shannon Lucid
Fertile soil and it's mineral wealth, petroleum.
Largest gas-producing state in the nation.
Also ranking fourth in the nation in the production of all wheat.
Ranks fourth in cattle and calf production.
Ranks fifth in production of pecans.
Ranks sixth in Peanuts.
And ranks eighth in production of peaches.
Oklahoma state university (OU)
ATI career training center
Wright Career College
ITT Technical Institute
DeVry University Keller Graduate school of Management of DeVry University