Presentation on theme: "OKLAHOMA ELLEN F. AND AUDRA C.. The nickname of Oklahoma is “The Sooner State.” Oklahoma is located in the region of the U.S. known as The Southwest."— Presentation transcript:
The nickname of Oklahoma is “The Sooner State.” Oklahoma is located in the region of the U.S. known as The Southwest. The capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City. Three major cities in Oklahoma are Tulsa, Norman and Broken Arrow. Oklahoma has a population of 3,751,351 people.
Current governor and state senators The current governor of Oklahoma is Mary Fallin. There are two senators from Oklahoma: James Mountain Inholfe and Thomas Allen Coburn. They are both republicans.
Six states border Oklahoma. They are Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Eastern Oklahoma has trees. Mountain ranges and swampy lowlands can be found in the south. The Red and Arkansas rivers can also be found in the south. In the west you will find canyons and sand dunes. You can find high, flat plains almost everywhere. BORDERS AND GEOGRAPH Y
Natural resources, agriculture and farming Some natural resources found in Oklahoma are oil, natural gas, coal, timber and agriculture. Oklahoma is very good for agriculture/farming because it has plains with fertile soil. Oklahoma has the perfect conditions for growing wheat, peanuts, corn and peaches.
History and additional historical facts Oklahoma became a state on November 16 th, 1907. It was the 46 th state. Europeans first reached Oklahoma in 1541. France claimed the Oklahoma region as part of Louisiana until 1762 when France ceded Louisiana to Spain. In 1999 one of the worst tornadoes in U.S. history strikes Oklahoma with wind speeds reaching 318 mph.
One place to visit is Arbuckle Wilderness. You can look at the wild, exotic and rare animals that live there. You can also visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. There you can look at paintings, sculptures, photographs and decorative arts from Asia, Europe and the U.S.A.
* Oklahoma is a major U.S. center of Indian culture. * An operating oil well stands on the grounds of the state capital. * The word “Oklahoma” is Choctaw for “Red People.” * The first automatic parking meter was installed in Oklahoma in 1935. * Oklahoma City was barren prairie on the morning of April 22, 1889, but its population numbered more than 10,000 by nightfall. * During the 1889 Land Run, some settlers sneaked into Oklahoma before the starting signal was given. Because they went too soon, Oklahomans were nicknamed “Sooners.”
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