BEST Places to Picnic in Oklahoma
The name Oklahoma comes from
two Choctaw Indian words, okla, which means "people," and
which means "red."
In 1889, Congress opened up 2
million acres for white settlement (it was previously open only to
American Indians who were forced to leave their homelands), and
the first of a number of land runs began.
Some of the state's settlers
were called "Sooners" because they had already staked their land
claims before the land was officially opened for settlement.
Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state in 1907.
Oklahoma's capital is an easy
one to remember--Oklahoma City. The state flower is the mistletoe,
a favorite for kissing under during the winter holidays.