U.S.States: Oklahoma

United States
February 23, 2018 8:11pm CST
Oklahoma's nickname is "Sooner State" because of the settlers who jumped the starting gun on the land runs from 1890. However, OK was very late in becoming a state - #46 - in 1907. This region was originally part of the Louisiana Purchase, designated as Indian Territory for the Southeastern tribes, who were forced from their native lands, including the Cherokee. The "Trail of Tears" ended in Oklahoma. John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" portrayed the "Okies" who migrated west during the DUST BOWL era. Motto: Labor Conqers All Things.
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@JohnRoberts (112302)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Feb 18
The state's two most famous natives are Will Rogers and Jim Thorpe.
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• United States
24 Feb 18
I remember the movie about Jim Thorpe. Burt Lancaster, I think.
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@JohnRoberts (112302)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Feb 18
@IreneVincent That is correct: "Jim Thorpe: All American"
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• United States
24 Feb 18
@JohnRoberts You're up early this morning. I gotta go get me some coffee. Be back later today,
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@gnatsmom (1704)
24 Feb 18
I love American history. I like these kind of posts. They make me want to do more independent research. I have driven through Oklahoma on a family vacation once. I would love the time to spend a week or two there checking out the state.
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• United States
24 Feb 18
I like geography and history too. I read all the time. There is so much I don't know.
@JudyEv (264085)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb 18
The time of the Dust Bowl must have been dreadful.
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• United States
24 Feb 18
I can only imagine what it must have been like. There are still "dust storms" in the west, where entire cities are covered up with dust.
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