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Oklahoma (OK) - Real Estate
Oklahoma Association of
9807 N Broadway Ext
Oklahoma City, OK 73114-6312
(405) 848-9944 - (800) 375-9944 - Fax (405) 848-9947
Oklahoma Real Estate Commission
2401 N.W. 23rd Ste 18
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 521-3387 - (866) 521-3389 - Fax (405) 521-2189
Oklahoma entered the union as the 46th state in 1907. The capital
is Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma is nicknamed the Sooner State. In 1889 when the territory
was opened for expansion, thousands of people lined up to race for
prized parcels that had been mapped out. Some people had already
stakes out their land, made the move and were known as Sooners.
The state is bordered by Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Texas
and New Mexico. The largest cities in the state are Oklahoma
City, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton and Broken Arrow.
Oklahoma's agriculture includes cattle, milk, poultry, wheat and cotton. It's
industries include transportation equipment, rubber and plastic products,
and food processing.
Some of Oklahoma's state symbols are
Flower is the mistletoe
Tree is the red bud
Bird is the scissor-tailed flycatcher
Animal is the bison
Reptile is the mountain boomer lizard
Butterfly is the black swallowtail
Wildflower is the Indian blanket
*There is an operating oil well on state capitol grounds called Capitol
Site No. 1.
*Born in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near what later
would become Oologah, Oklahoma, Will Rogers was first an Indian, a
cowboy then a national figure. Will Rogers was a star of Broadway and
71 movies of the 1920s and 1930s, a popular broadcaster and wrote more
than 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns.
*The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.
*Known as the Antique Capital of Oklahoma, Jenks is home to the state's
best variety of: Antique Stores, Gift Shops, Galleries, Museums, Crafters
Malls, and Collectibles.
*Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the Tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation.
*Spiro Mounds, Oklahoma's only archaeological park, is a 140-acre site
encompassing 12 southern mounds that contain evidence of an Indian
culture that occupied the site from 850 A.D. to 1450 A.D. The Mounds
are considered one of the four most important prehistoric Indian sites
east of the Rocky Mountains.
*Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state, with over one
million surface acres of water.
*Oklahoma is tribal headquarters for 39 tribes.
*Springs, streams and lakes are the attractions at Chickasaw National
Recreation Area, the first national park in the state of Oklahoma. Chickasaw
lies in a transition zone where the Eastern deciduous forest and the
Western prairies meet.
*The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center located in Duncan. Kids
can "ride" horses, dress up in the dress of days gone by. Learn
about life on the trail, try your hand at ropin' , find out what
it means to be the trail boss, and make your own brand.
*National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. From
Abraham Lincoln to advent of the car, this museum informs the visitor
of the history of the cowboy. See the 18 foot sculpture of James
Fraser's “End of the Trail”. Visit the galleries
and see original art in many forms. One of the popular areas
on the lovely grounds is the gallery dedicated to showing children
what the live of the cowboy was like. They can try on boots,
spurs and chaps, They can prepare dinner at the chuck wagon and listen
to the stories of real cowboys and rodeo participants.
*Gilcrease Museum of the Americas. A remarkable place. Five
gardens reflect five periods of the American West from Pre-Columbian
to Pioneer to Colonial to Victorian to Rock. There are museums
and galleries reflecting the years covered in the gardens.
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