The Sooner State
Map of U.S. showing location of Oklahoma


CAPITAL: Oklahoma City

STATEHOOD: 1907; 46th state

ATTRACTIONS: Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

FUN FACT: Oklahoma is called the Sooner State for the earliest European-descended settlers, who entered and claimed land before they got official permission.

Oklahoma state flag
State Tree: red bud; State Bird: scissor-tailed flycatcher; State Animal: buffalo; State Quarter



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Credits: Sonya Etchison, Dreamstime (redbud); Sergio Boccardo, Dreamstime (bison); Pancaketom, Dreamstime (quarter); nobiecjc, iStockphoto (flycatcher); liangpv, iStockphoto (flag)

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