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Also known as the Sooner State, Oklahoma's nickname came about
after some settlers went into Indian Territory sooner than others, in 1889, to claim their
The state capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City.
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In 1910, Oklahoma City replaced Guthrie as the state capital,
although the name wasn't recognised by the US postal service until 1923.
Despite atrocities to the Native Indians, or perhaps because of it,
many street names in Oklahoma have Indian terms, and the Trail of Tears is re-enacted throughout the state.
Points of Interest
The white limestone State Capitol that sits on an oil well, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the
National Softball Hall of Fame.
The multi-museum complex at 2100 N.E 52nd St. includes the Airspace
Museum, the International Photography Hall of Fame, and the Omniplex; a hands-on science museum.
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Oklahoma gets its name from two Choctaw words meaning
States neighbouring Oklahoma are: New Mexico,
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas.
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Oklahoma's lakes, ponds and rivers offer many possibilities for
swimming, fishing and boating.
Chickasaw, Lake Texoma, Wichita Mountains, and the Salt Plains are
popular places for hiking, climbing, and camping, with some possibilities for hunting and
Oklahoma Parks and
Oklahoma's state parks range from the gently sculpted sand dunes of Little Sahara to the
cypress moss and crystal waters of Beavers Bend.
There are also a number of historical sites celebrating the
heritage of Oklahoma.
Indian City USA, near
Anadarko, is a recreation of villages typical of the Plains peoples.
Also on the visitors list are Fort Sill Military Reservation and
National Historic Landmark, near Lawton; the Pawnee Bill Ranch,
near Pawnee; and the Creek Council House Museum, in Okmulgee.
Will Rogers Memorial:
America's tribute to the silent cowboy is located near Claremore.
The nearby Port of Catoosa
links the Tulsa area to the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.
Creek people from Alabama settled in this part of the Indian Territory
in the 1830s and referred to the site on the Arkansas River as Tulsee Town.
There are many parks and cultural attractions in Tulsa, and the
architecture is a mixture of styles that portray its diverse heritage.
Philbrook Museum of Art:
The former Renaissance mansion of an oil magnate now features collections of Native
American artefacts alongside Italian Renaissance art.
The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of
American History and Art (1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd.) forms an anthropological study of
North America with its 250,000 Native American artefacts and 10,000 more contemporary
paintings and sculptures.
The Fenster Museum of Jewish
Art is located in the B'nai Emunah Synagogue (1223 E. 17th Pl), and has one of the
largest collections of Judaica in the United States.
Also visit the Tulsa Zoological
Park and the Robert J. Lafortune North America Living Museum.
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