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History of Oklahoma, USA

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 Oklahoma, USA

Originally Indian Territory, the state of Oklahoma was opened to settlers in a "Land Rush" in 1889. On a given date, prospective settlers would be allowed into the territory to claim plots of land by grabbing the stakes marking each plot. A few of these settlers entered to claim land before the official start of the land run; these cheaters were called "Sooners".

The first capital of Oklahoma was in Guthrie, but was moved later to Oklahoma City following a vote of the people.

An Oklahoman, Sylvan Goldman, invented the first shopping cart.

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  • 1817 - Indian resettlement begins in Oklahoma

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1834 - Indian Territory established in present-day Oklahoma

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1859 - Five Civilized Tribes hold council; consolidate their gains , in present-day Oklahoma

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1872 - The railroad crossed Oklahoma, and routes of commerce began to open

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ oktimeln.htm

  • News 1889 - April 22 – At high noon in Oklahoma Territory, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed, with populations of at least 10,000.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 22, 1889

  •  Oklahoma, USA
    Main Street - Norman, Okla.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Oklahoma
    Oklahoma, Ök-lah-hö'mah, a territory of the United States, bounded N. by Kansas and Colorado, E. by Indian Territory, S. by Texas, and W. by Texas...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - April 15 Drillers near Bartlesville, Oklahoma, strike oil for the first time in the designated "Indian Territory", on land leased from the Osage Indians. The gusher, at the Nellie Johnstone Number One well, leads to rapid population growth.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 15, 1897

  •  Oklahoma, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1907 - Oklahoma became a state


  •  Oklahoma, USA
    Robinson Street Looking North, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Postcard
  • News 1924 - December 24 - A flash fire at a Christmas celebration in a one-room schoolhouse in Babbs, Oklahoma kills 36 people, mostly small children.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 24, 1924

  •  Oklahoma, USA
    U.S. Indian Hospital, Clinton, Oklahoma
    Postcard
  • News 1949 - February 22 - Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow, gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention in the United States.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 22, 1949

  • 1959 - Alcohol prohibition was repealed in the state of Oklahoma

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ oktimeln.htm

  • 1971 - The McClellen-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System opened, connecting Tulsa (and Oklahoma) to the Mississippi River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ oktimeln.htm



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Main Street - Norman, Okla.
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Robinson Street Looking North, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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U.S. Indian Hospital, Clinton, Oklahoma
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  • 1817 - Indian resettlement begins in Oklahoma

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1834 - Indian Territory established in present-day Oklahoma

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1859 - Five Civilized Tribes hold council; consolidate their gains , in present-day Oklahoma

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1872 - The railroad crossed Oklahoma, and routes of commerce began to open

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ oktimeln.htm
  • News  1889 - April 22 – At high noon in Oklahoma Territory, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed, with populations of at least 10,000.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 22, 1889
  • 1895 - Oklahoma
    Oklahoma, Ök-lah-hö'mah, a territory of the United States, bounded N. by Kansas and Colorado, E. by Indian Territory, S. by Texas, and W. by Texas... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - April 15 Drillers near Bartlesville, Oklahoma, strike oil for the first time in the designated "Indian Territory", on land leased from the Osage Indians. The gusher, at the Nellie Johnstone Number One well, leads to rapid population growth.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 15, 1897
  • 1907 - Oklahoma became a state
  • News  1924 - December 24 - A flash fire at a Christmas celebration in a one-room schoolhouse in Babbs, Oklahoma kills 36 people, mostly small children.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 24, 1924
  • 1930s - Severe drought and the national economic depression ruined most of Oklahoma's farmers

    The Black Blizzards of Oklahoma
    Smithsonian Channel (www.youtube.com)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ oktimeln.htm
  • News  1949 - February 22 - Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow, gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention in the United States.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 22, 1949
  • 1959 - Alcohol prohibition was repealed in the state of Oklahoma

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ oktimeln.htm
  • 1971 - The McClellen-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System opened, connecting Tulsa (and Oklahoma) to the Mississippi River

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ oktimeln.htm

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