Okay, we have not had any Oklahoma trivia for a while so let’s try this today. it is longer than my normal post but i think you may enjoy it.
OKLAHOMA TRIVIA AND INTERESTING FACTS
1. The bread ‘twist tie’ was invented in Maysville.
2. The ‘shopping cart’ was invented in Ardmore in 1936.
3. The nation’s first ‘parking meter’ was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.
4. The first ‘Girl Scout Cookie’ was sold in Muskogee in 1917.
5. Cimarron County, located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, is the ‘only county in the US’ bordered by 4 separate states, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas.
6. The Oklahoma State Capitol is the ‘only capitol in the US’ with working oil wells on its grounds.
7. Boise City, Oklahoma, was the ‘only city in the US’ to be bombed during World War II. On Monday, July 5, 1943, at 12:30 AM, a B-17 bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base, Texas, dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town, mistaking the city lights as target lights. Incompetent America has been around for a long time.
8. WKY Radio in Oklahoma City was the ‘first radio station’ transmitting west of the Mississippi River.
9. The nations first ‘tornado warning’ was issued March 25, 1948 in Oklahoma City minutes before a devastating tornado. Because of the warning, no lives were lost.
10. Oklahoma has the ‘largest Native American population’ of any state in the US.
11. The name ‘Oklahoma’ comes from two Choctaw words ‘okla’ meaning ‘people’ and ‘humma’ meaning ‘red’. So the name means, ‘Red People’. The name was approved in 1890.
12. Oklahoma has ‘produced more astronauts’ than any other state.
13. Oklahoma has more ‘man-made lakes’ than any other state, including Caddo County’s Fort Cobb Lake.
14. During the ‘Land Rush’, Oklahoma City and Guthrie went from vast, open prairie to cities of over 10,000 in a single day.
15. The The nation’s first ‘Yield’ traffic sign was erected in Tulsa on a trial basis.
16. The Pensacola Dam on Grand Lake is the longest multi-arched dam in the world at 6,565 feet.
17. The Port of Catoosa, just north of Tulsa, is the ‘largest inland port in America.
18. The ‘aerosol can’ was invented in Bartlesville.
19. Per square mile, Oklahoma has ‘more tornadoes’ than any other place in the world.
20. The ‘highest wind speed’ ever recorded on earth was in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 3, 1999 during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado. The ‘wind speed’ clocked at 318 mph, came within a mile of the Johnson Home on Winding Creek.
21. The ‘Will Rogers World Airport and the Wiley Post Airport’ are both named after two famous Oklahomans, both killed in the same airplane crash.
22. The first ‘female college’ west of the Mississippi was in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
And Oklahoma Towns Offer It All
Love the Summer?
Poolville , Oklahoma
Why Travel To Other Cities? Oklahoma Has Them All!
Santa Fe, Oklahoma
St. Louis, Oklahoma
There’s A Town Named After A Number:
Forty-One , Oklahoma
And A Town Whose Letters Don’t Spell Anything:
For The Sportsman Who Wants To Get Away From It All…
Fisherman’s Paradise , Oklahoma We Even Have A City Named After Earth’s Only Satellite!
And A City Named After Our State!
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma
Feeling A Bit Chilly?
Cold Springs , Oklahoma
Oklahoma Is Full Of Love!
Bigheart , Oklahoma
Lovedale , Oklahoma
Loveland , Oklahoma
Lovell , Oklahoma
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Other City Names In Oklahoma To Make You Smile…
Bugtussle , Oklahoma
Bushyhead , Oklahoma
Frogville , Oklahoma
Slapout , Oklahoma
Slaughterville , Oklahoma
And Regardless What Side Of The Fence You’re On…
Gay , Oklahoma