Thursday, November 10

Facts about Oklahoma

Oklahoma Facts

Learn facts about Oklahoma for kids.


Have you ever lived in Oklahoma before? You may have taken a vacation there. Whatever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about Oklahoma right here! Keep on reading to learn some excellent stuff about Oklahoma. Joey and Jinger love learning quick facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of those facts with you! Every Thursday, I will post quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done alphabetically (ABC) order! Last week, we posted facts about Ohio. This week, we are posting quick facts about Oklahoma. You will learn about Oklahoma's state flag, bird, and other facts. The countdown is on, and there are only 14 more states to blog about! 

Did you know Oklahoma was the forty-sixth (46th) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Oklahoma officially joined the union on November 16, 1907! Oklahoma is located in the South-Central region of the United States. Oklahoma is bordered by six (6) states: Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Oklahoma is the twentieth (20th) largest state in the United States. That means Oklahoma is one of the bigger states. There are about 3,986,638 people who live in the state of Oklahoma. That is quite a bit of people.

 


Oklahoma famous person alert:

Did you know that Ralph Waldo Ellison was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma? Ralph Waldo Ellison was a famous author. Ralph Waldo Ellison is most famous for his book Invisible Man. To learn more about Ralph Waldo Ellison:   

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Quick Facts about Oklahoma:

1. Oklahoma is known for a few things: the Tornado Alley, Southern-style food, and the beautiful mountain ranges. A few of the nicknames for Oklahoma are the Sooner State and Boomer’s Paradise. The Oklahoma state motto is “Labor omnia vincit.” Labor omnia vincit is a Latin phrase that means “Work Conquers All.” The Oklahoma state motto was adopted sometime in 1907. The abbreviation for Oklahoma is OK.

2. The capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City officially became the capital of Oklahoma on June 11, 1910. Oklahoma City has an estimated population of about 687,726 people.

3. The Oklahoma state bird is the Scissor-tailed flycatcher. It was chosen as the state bird for Oklahoma on May 26, 1951. The Scissor-tailed flycatcher has a uniquely shaped long tail, shaped like a pair of scissors.

4. The official Oklahoma state flower is Rosa 'Oklahoma.' This perennial shrub starts blooming in the spring, summer, and fall months. It is a lovely flower!! Rosa 'Oklahoma' became the official state flower in 2004.

5. Oklahoma’s current state flag was officially adopted on April 2, 1925. Oklahoma’s state flag has a blue background with a bison hide shield. Seven feathers hang from the bottom of the shield. It sort of looks like a dreamcatcher. The shield has six small red crosses, an olive branch, and a native American peace pipe. The word Oklahoma is written in white and appears under the feathers on the flag.

6. Some crops grown in Oklahoma are corn, cotton, hay, oats, potatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit in Oklahoma are the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, the Oklahoma City Zoo, and the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum.

8. Some animals that live in Oklahoma are black bears, bats, gray foxes, groundhogs, mule deer, rattlesnakes, skunks, and white-tailed deer.

9. Oklahoma can get very hot and cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Oklahoma was 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Alva, Oklahoma, on July 18, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma was -31 degrees (31 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Nowata, Oklahoma, on February 10, 2011.

 

 

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Facts about Oklahoma


 

 

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Books about Oklahoma:

1. What's Great about Oklahoma? by Sheri Dillard

2. O is for Oklahoma by Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma

3. The Oklahoma Land Run by Una Belle Townsend

4. I Love You as Big as Oklahoma by Rose Rossner

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

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Tune in next week to learn some quick facts about Oregon! Thanks a million for reading my post!! "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."— Benjamin Franklin




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