The people had already held an election days before to choose their first Governor, Charles Haskell.
He was there, in Guthrie that morning, to take his oath of office as our first Governor.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support, obey, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma, and that I will faithfully discharge my duties as Governor of the State of Oklahoma to the best of my ability."
As part of the ceremony, a pretend wedding was held between a man who stood for Oklahoma Territory and a woman who stood for Indian Territory.
A minister of a nearby church “married” the two territories into ONE state, Oklahoma!
When Oklahoma was 25 years old, in 1932, the “wedding” ceremony was repeated in Guthrie…
Later, this postage stamp was created to celebrate our 50 th birthday.
Oklahoma celebrates its 100 th birthday as a state in 2007.
Many celebrations are planned, including this new postage stamp…
What other ways can we celebrate our statehood?