Oklahoma’s land is flat with low rolling hills. The landscape is comprised of 10 separate land regions.
The summers are warm, moist, long and usually quite hot. Winters are shorter and less extreme than those of the more northern Plains states The average temperature over the state is 58 to 62 degrees F. The hottest temperature recorded was 120 degrees in 1936. The coldest temperature recorded was -27 degrees in 1930. Oklahoma is part of tornado alley.
1820 : Five Native American tribes relocated in “Indian Territory”. The most famous were the Cherokee along the “Trail of Tears” 1889-1895: Oklahoma Land Rush brought many European groups as well as African slaves of the Native Americans. 1907: Oklahoma becomes a state and cowboys and oil men come to the state. At this time there were more black only towns in Oklahoma than the rest of the country put together. Today’s population is 308,745,538
Governor: Mary Fallin Other Famous People: Johnny Bench (Oklahoma City): Cincinnati Reds catcher Garth Brooks (Yukon), Vince Gill (Norman), Reba McEntire (McAlester): country and western singers Gordon Cooper (Shawnee): astronaut Ron Howard (Duncan): actor and director Brad Pitt (Shawnee): actor Shannon Miller (Edmond): Olympic gymnast Jim Thorpe (Prague): Cherokee known as the world’s greatest athlete
Title Cover Name of State State Shape Picture Introductory Slogan Student Name Class & Period Date Originally known as Indian Territory After the Oklahoma land rush and statehood it became knows as the Sooner State.
Information Demographics State Facts Economy Flower: Mistletoe Bird: Scissor tailed Flycatcher Song: Oklahoma Tree: Redbud Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, milk, poultry, cotton. Industry: Transportation equipment, machinery, electric products, rubber and plastic products, food processing. 2010 Population – 3,751,351
Famous Locations Weather Education Oklahoma City National Memorial Oklahoma has 4 seasons. It is one of the 4 states in tornado alley. Major Universities in Oklahoma Oklahoma University Oklahoma State University