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Have you ever lived in Oklahoma before? Maybe you took a vacation there? Whatever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about Oklahoma right here! Keep on reading to learn some cool 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 be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Ohio. This week we are posting quick facts about Oklahoma. The countdown is on, only 14 more states to blog about! Just fourteen more weeks to go… Yippie!!
Did you know that 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 sized states. There are about 3,986,638 people that 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. A few things Oklahoma is known for are: the Tornado alley, Southern style food, and the beautiful mountain ranges. A few of the nicknames for the state of Oklahoma are: the Sooner State and Boomer’s Paradise. The Oklahoma state motto is “Labor omnia vincit.” Labor omnia vincit is a Latin phrase which 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. The Scissor-tailed flycatcher was chosen as the state bird for Oklahoma on May 26, 1951. The Scissor-tailed flycatcher has a very uniquely shaped long tail. Its tail is shaped like a pair of scissors.
4. The Oklahoma official state flower is the Rosa 'Oklahoma'. The Rosa 'Oklahoma' is a perennial shrub. The Rosa 'Oklahoma' starts blooming during the spring, summer, and fall months. The Rosa 'Oklahoma' is a lovely flower!! The 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 on it. Seven feathers hang from the bottom of the shield. It sort of looks like a dreamcatcher. On the shield there is 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 that are grown in Oklahoma are: corn, cotton, hay, oats, potatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, and wheat.
7. Some cool places to visit while 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 bear, bats, gray fox, groundhogs, mule deer, rattlesnakes, skunks, and white-tailed deer.
9. Oklahoma can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever 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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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
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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.
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