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1 The students will understand Oklahoma State Facts through the 1900’s. The students will also understand the concept of how the depression affected the State of Oklahoma.

2 What I Already Know What I Want To Know What I Learned

3 Oklahoma was among the states hardest hit by the Great Depression and the drought that created the Dust Bowl in the 1930s The Amateur Softball Association of America - a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK - was founded in 1933 and has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the country The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is generally credited with originating the parking meter. He filed for a patent for a "coin controlled parking meter" on May 13, 1935.

4 Bob Dunn a musician from Beggs invented the first electric guitar Located on the south shores of Grand Lake O' the Cherokees between Langley and Disney. The Pensacola Dam was built in 1940 and is still the World's Longest Multiple Arch Dam. Length of dam/spillway... 6,565 feet. Length of multiple-arch section... 4,284 feet. Pensacola Dam was the first hydroelectric facility in Oklahoma.

5 Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II. On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base (50 miles to the south of Boise City) dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town.

6 On the evening of March 25, 1948, a tornado roared through Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, causing considerable damage, a few injuries, but no fatalities. However, the destruction could have been much worse. A few hours earlier Air Force Captain Robert C. Miller and Major Ernest J. Fawbush correctly predicted that Atmospheric conditions were ripe for tornadoes in the vicinity of Tinker AFB. This first tornado forecast was instrumental in advancing the nation's commitment to protecting the American public and military resources from the dangers caused by natural hazards.

7 Oklahoma City National Memorial honors the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever on the site of the bombing in Oklahoma City April 19, 1995.

8 In 1998, a life size statue of a cattle drive, titled "On the Chisholm Trail," was set in place in Duncan as a monument to the American Cowboy On July 25, 2000, Governor Keating announced plans to construct a dome on the Oklahoma State Capitol Building. Listed below are pictures of what the capital building looked like before the dome was built and what it looks like now.

9 Oklahoma State Facts Through 1900’s 1.) What type of Oklahomans were hardest hit by the depression? a.) Oil Men b.) Farmers c.) Bankers 2.) Name one event that occurred during the depression in Oklahoma? a.) Dust Bowl b.) WWI c.) The bombing of Pearl Harbor 3.) Where was the world’s first parking meter installed? a.) Oklahoma City b.) Guthrie c.) Tulsa 4.) What was the only city in America to be bombed during World War 2? a.) Oklahoma City b.) Boise City c.) Guthrie 5.) Where was the first tornado forecast given? a.) Vance Air Force Base b.) Tinker Air Force Base c.) National Weather Service in Norman 6.) When was the Murrah Building bombing? a.) 1995 b.) 1985 c.) ) Name one famous trail that went through Oklahoma. a.) Indian Trail b.) Chisholm Trail c.) Oregon Trail 8.) Where is the Amateur Softball Association located? a.) Tulsa b.) Guthrie c.) Oklahoma City


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