I wanted to tell you about my small town, but while I looked for historic pictures on the Internet, I found this blog posted by Anthony Adams in April, 2009.
If you check, you’ll find that Oklahoma has two Big Cities–Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The rest of our Great State is made up of small towns. (So are Tulsa and OKC, but don’t tell them. They probably enjoy thinking they’re biggies.)
In case you missed Anthony’s article. Read on:
Here Are Some Little Known But Very Interesting Facts About Oklahoma .
1. The bread twist tie was invented in Maysville.
2. The shopping cart was invented in Oklahoma City by Sylvan Goldman in 1927.
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 U.S. bordered by 4 separate states – Texas , New Mexico , Colorado & Kansas .
6. The Oklahoma State Capital is the only capital in the U.S. with working oil wells on its grounds.
Click here to learn more. Picture by Galen Fry Singer.
7. Boise City , Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II. On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at 12:30 a.m., 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.
8. WKY Radio in Oklahoma City was the first radio station transmitting west of the Mississippi River .
9. The nation’s first ‘Tornado Warning’ was issued on 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 U.S.
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 produced more astronauts than any other state.
13. Oklahoma has more man made lakes than any other state.
14. During the ‘Land Rush’, Oklahoma City went from a vast, open prairie to a city of over 10,000 in a single day.
15. The nation’s first traffic ‘Yield’ sign, invented by Clinton Riggs, was erected in Tulsa on a trial basis.
16. Pensacola Dam 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 3rd, 1999 during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado. Wind speed was clocked at 318 mph.
21. The ‘ Will Rogers World Airport ‘ and the ‘ Wiley Post Airport ‘ are both named after two famous Okies….
both killed in an airplane crash!!!
An update from Oklahoma.
Love The Summer?
Want Something To Eat?
South Coffeeville, Oklahoma
Why Travel To Other Cities? Oklahoma Has Them All!
Santa Fe, Oklahoma
St. Louis, Oklahoma
Don’t Forget The Wildlife!
Deer Creek, Oklahoma
Elk City, Oklahoma
We Have A Town Named After A Number…Forty-One, Oklahoma
And A Town Who’s Letter’s Don’t Spell Anything…IXL, Oklahoma
And 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! Moon, Oklahoma
And A City Named After Our State! Oklahoma City , Oklahoma
Feeling A Bit Chilly?
Cold Springs, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Is Full Of Love!
Lovedale , Oklahoma
Loveland , Oklahoma
Lovell , Oklahoma
Bigheart , Oklahoma
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Other City Names In Oklahoma To Make You Smile…..
And Regardless What Side Of The Fence You’re On…