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  Oklahoma Historical Society Home
The Oklahoma Historical Society has been collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Oklahoma and its people since before statehood.
Now, OHS has grown from a handful of people with this same desire to collect, preserve, and share the history of the area now known as Oklahoma to several departments, museums, and historical sites from across the state and the Southwest.
An architectural masterpiece, a decade in the making, the Oklahoma History Center is located on 18 acres across from the Capital building.
www.ok-history.mus.ok.us   (225 words)

  
  Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oklahoma is a state located in the southern Great Plains and Eastern Woodlands regions of the United States, and is part of a region referred to locally as the American "Heartland." The Congressional Quarterly and Census report place Oklahoma in the Southern United States.
Oklahoma is a major fuel and food-producing state; thousands of oil and natural gas wells dot the Oklahoma landscape, and the state is among the highest food producing states in the nation.
Oklahoma is unusual in that it has two courts of last resort, the state Supreme Court hears civil cases, and the state Court of Criminal Appeals hears criminal cases (the state of Texas uses a similar system).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oklahoma   (5945 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Oklahoma
Oklahoma, the forty-sixth state to be admitted to the Union, is bounded on the north by Colorado and Kansas, on the east by Arkansas and Missouri, on the south by the Red River separating it from Texas, and on the west by Texas and New Mexico.
Of these lands the Oklahoma that was opened to settlement in 1889, by proclamation of the President of the United States, embraced 1,392,611 acres ceded by the Creeks, and 495,094 acres ceded by the Seminoles in 1866.
The last great opening in Oklahoma occurred in December, 1906, when 505,000 acres of land, which had been reserved from the Comanche and Apache lands for pasturage, were sold in tracts of 160 acres to the highest bidders by the Government.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11230c.htm   (3492 words)

  
 Oklahoma - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The high, short-grass plains of W Oklahoma are part of the Great Plains, which are chilled by north winds in the winter and baked by intense heat in the summer.
Oklahoma City is the capital, and the other large city is Tulsa.
Oklahoma's Native American population is the largest in the nation—252,420 at the 1990 census.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-okla.html   (1785 words)

  
 Oklahoma Apartments
Oklahoma's farms are best known for their bumper crops of wheat.
Oklahoma pays homage to its heritage at interesting destinations like the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, the Cherokee Cultural Center with its restored Cherokee village, and the restored Fort Gibson Stockade.
The state's largest city with more than half a million residents, Oklahoma City has been the state capital since 1910, about 20 years after it was first settled by a rush of homesteaders eager to establish themselves on the frontier.
www.rent.com /rentals/oklahoma   (652 words)

  
 Oklahoma! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their love is challenged by Laurey's threatening farmhand, Jud Fry, and much of the play follows the contest between Curly and Jud for Laurey's affections.
The title song became the official state song of Oklahoma in 1953.
The songs "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "Oklahoma!" were spoofed in the animated film South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oklahoma!   (1009 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Oklahoma was modernized at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1927-29, emerging with a greatly altered appearance and notably improved battleworthiness.
During 1943, Oklahoma was the subject of a massive salvage undertaking, involving turning her upright, patching her damages and refloating her.
Officers' Motor Boats from Oklahoma and USS Argonne (AG-31) are in the foreground.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-o/bb37.htm   (879 words)

  
 Oklahoma The Sooner State Capital Oklahoma City
The present Oklahoma state flag depicts an Indian war shield, stars, eagle feathers, and an Indian peace pipe, as well as a white man's symbol for peace, an olive branch.
Oklahoma is a word that was made up by the native American missionary Allen Wright.
The Sooner State: "Unassigned Lands" in Oklahoma were offered to settlers through a series of "Land Openings" where newcomers initially competed for the land in horse races.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ok_intro.htm   (822 words)

  
 Oklahoma Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Oklahoma (base map) JPEG format (257K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
Oklahoma (reference map) JPEG format (264K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
Oklahoma (reference map) PDF format (266K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/oklahoma.html   (249 words)

  
 Oklahoma
Oklahoma's rich plains produce bumper yields of wheat, as well as large crops of sorghum, hay, cotton, and peanuts.
Oklahoma: Economy - Economy Cotton, formerly the leading cash crop of Oklahoma, has been succeeded by wheat; income...
Finally, a Dome: The Oklahoma State Capitol will soon have a dome, and a senator who has served there for 20 years is the artist creating......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108260.html   (396 words)

  
 Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education
The formation of OESE was prompted by the attempts in the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee in 1999 and in the Oklahoma Legislature each year since to diminish the teaching of evolution by the introduction of creationist textbook disclaimers to be inserted into any textbook used in public schools that discussed evolution.
The petition was approved by the Oklahoma Academy of Science, Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education (OESE), Oklahoma Mainstream Baptists, OK Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Tulsa and OKC Interfaith Alliances, and representatives from several Oklahoma colleges.
Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education (OESE, http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/oese) is organizing a professional development workshop for Oklahoma K-12 science teachers on Teaching Evolution in the 21st Century to be held the weekend of October 27-29th, 2006 at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station (sponsor) on Lake Texoma.
www.biosurvey.ou.edu /oese   (1888 words)

  
 Oklahoma Sooners | NCAA Football at CBS SportsLine.com
THIS WEEK'S GAME: Washington at Oklahoma, Sept. 9 -- Opportunities through the air could be something the Sooners exploit after Washington, ranked 106th nationally in pass defense last year, struggled in their opening win, allowing 323 yards to San Jose State.
Oklahoma must contend with Isaiah Stanback, the first Washington quarterback to rush and pass for more than 100 yards in a game since 1999.
Though Oklahoma attempted to simplify its offense in the season opener, a move designed in part to help Paul Thompson's transition to quarterback from wide receiver, some of the results were discouraging.
www.sportsline.com /collegefootball/teams/page/OK   (353 words)

  
 Oklahoma State History and Information
Oklahoma's recorded history began in 1541 when Spanish explorer Coronado ventured through the area on his quest for the "Lost City of Gold." The land that would eventually be known as Oklahoma was part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.
The governor of Oklahoma is Brad Henry; the lieutenant governor is Mary Fallin.
Oklahoma is bordered by six states: Texas to the south and west, Arkansas and Missouri to the east, Kansas to the north and Colorado and New Mexico at the tip of the northwestern Oklahoma panhandle.
www.state.ok.us /osfdocs/stinfo2.html   (3802 words)

  
 Oklahoma Department of Libraries Online
Oklahoma just won a national contest to bring 50,000 free children's books to the state.
The Oklahoma Center for the Book named the winners of the 2007 Oklahoma Book Awards at its 18th annual ceremony on March 10th.
The Oklahoma Publications Clearinghouse division of ODL is responsible for preserving them and Oklahoma Crossroads is the location to find them.
www.odl.state.ok.us   (506 words)

  
 Welcome to Oklahoma's Official Web Site
During 2007, all of America will commemorate 100 years of Oklahoma's contributions to our country.
Be one of the first to know if the state and national threat levels change.
Oklahoma Wildlife Expo 2007 - Bring the entire family and have fun participating in...
www.state.ok.us   (258 words)

  
 TravelOK.com:  Official Oklahoma Tourism Info. Site
Oklahoma’s official tourism website is your source for planning the perfect trip or
Oklahoma Centennial Parade - Reserved Group Seating (2/23/2007 - 10/15/2007)
Every effort is made by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department to ensure correct information is presented.
www.travelok.com   (145 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Oklahoma Sooners Football Clubhouse
Adrian Peterson's second-half performance was enough to prevent Oklahoma from losing its second straight season opener at home.
But it wasn't what Kevin Wilson, in his first game as Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, was looking for.
Oklahoma runningback Adrian Peterson (28) runs for a 69-yard touchdown after catching a pass from quarterback Paul...
sports.espn.go.com /ncf/clubhouse?teamId=201   (205 words)

  
 SoonerSports.com - Official Site of the Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma's Courtney Paris was perfect in 12 minutes of ac...
The OU soccer team (4-2-2) will hit the road for the third time in the last five weekends this Friday to open Big 12 play at Nebraska (3-2-3) on Sept. 28.
The University of Oklahoma cross country team heads to Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, Sept. 29, for the 2007 Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course.
www.soonersports.com   (250 words)

  
 Oklahoma Attorney General - www.oag.ok.gov
An Oklahoma City man will pay $29,200 in restitution after pleading guilty today to four counts of home repair fraud in Oklahoma County District Court, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said.
An Oklahoma man is accused of fraud today for allegedly swindling almost $2,000 from five metro Oklahoma City businesses, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said today.
Students at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute may soon be playing their tunes with new instruments thanks to a settlement obtained by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson’s Consumer Protection Unit.
www.oag.state.ok.us   (362 words)

  
 Oklahoma State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Logistics Careers in Oklahoma - Search logistics jobs, post your logistics resume on the largest job site dedicated to the logistics industry.
The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors.
Topography: Image High plains predominate in the west, hills and small mountains in the east; the east central region is dominated by the Arkansas River Basin, and the Red River Plains are in the south.
www.50states.com /oklahoma.htm   (259 words)

  
 The University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma, 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019-0390 (405)325-0311
Copyright © 2000-2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, All Rights Reserved
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer
www.ou.edu   (246 words)

  
 OTC Business Tax Forms
Oklahoma Employers Withholding Tax Return (for employers with $10,000 or more in withholding per month and not using EFT)
Oklahoma Consumer Use Tax Report Supplement (continuation of cities and counties - used with Form 21-1)
Oklahoma Vendor Use Tax Report Supplement (continuation of cities and counties - used with Form 21-3)
www.oktax.state.ok.us /btforms.html   (465 words)

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