Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Vance Airforce Base is in what Oklahoma city?||Oklahoma
|What is the capital of Oklahoma?||Oklahoma
|What is the highest point in Oklahoma?||Oklahoma
|The University of Oklahoma is in what Oklahoma city?||Oklahoma
|In what city is Oklahoma State University located?||Oklahoma
|Ft. Sill is located near what Oklahoma city?||Oklahoma
Lawton. Geronimo is buried at Ft. Sill.
|How many states border Oklahoma?||Oklahoma
6. Oklahoma borders Kansas,Texas,New Mexico,Colorado,Arkansas and Missouri.
|What year did Oklahoma achieve statehood?||Oklahoma
t. February 11, 2011 saw the town of Nowata smash the previous record by four degrees. It reached -31F (-35C). Several other sites in Oklahoma also broke their temperature records on that very cold day.
Black Mesa. The Black Mesa is about 1,516 meters above sea level.
Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is, as you probably know, the state's capital.
|Fort Sill is the home of one branch of the US Army. Which branch is that?||Oklahoma
Field Artillery. During the week when you are in the Lawton/Fort Sill area you can hear the continual booms of cannons being fired and rounds exploding.
|What Oklahoma city has the only skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?||Oklahoma
Bartlesville. It's called the Price Tower and was home to the H.C. Price Pipeline Company. It is now an art museum and soon to be 18 room hotel. There are lots of acute and obtuse angles in the building. Frank apparently was not fond of right angles. The elevators have five sides.
|What is the largest county in Oklahoma?||Oklahoma
Osage. Osage County has 2,251 square miles which makes it larger than Rhode Island. It is only 145 square miles smaller than Delaware.
|What is a major commercial endeavor located just outside the city of Catoosa?||Oklahoma
Port of Catoosa. The Port of Catoosa is the terminus of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Barges from the Gulf of Mexico, Minneapolis, the Ohio River, Chicago, and other locations can come to Catoosa, just outside Tulsa.
|Where is the Tom Mix Museum located?||Oklahoma
Dewey. There is a town called Gene Autry in Oklahoma. Dewey also has the Dewey Hotel built in 1899. The Hotel is now a museum.
|From 1917 until 2002, Oklahoma had the headquarters of Phillips Petroleum Company, a Fortune 100 company. In what city was the headquarters located?||Oklahoma
Bartlesville. Phillips merged with Conoco in 2002 and the headquarters of the merged company, ConocoPhillips, is now in Houston.
|The city of Stillwater had the controlling vote in getting Oklahoma organized when it first became a state. Instead of choosing to have the capital, what did Stillwater give itself?||Oklahoma
A land grant university (Oklahoma State University). The citizens of Stillwater figured they would lose the capital in the future if they had Stillwater chosen as the capital. They were right based on what happened to Guthrie.
|When was the dome added to the state capitol building?||Oklahoma
2002. Yes, it is very new.
|What city was the first capital of Oklahoma?||Oklahoma
Guthrie. Not for long - the capital was quickly moved to Oklahoma City.
Duncan. This Oscar winner was born in Duncan on March 1, 1954.
52. Among the most popular are Lake Murray, Quartz Mountain, Lake Wister State Park, and Sequoyah State Park.
Yes. It is called Rose Rock. They are rocks resembling full-grown roses, formed by barite rock crystals during the Permian Age and are found in Oklahoma. An old Cherokee legend says the rocks represent the blood of the braves and the tears of the maidens who made the devastating "Trail of Tears" journey in the 1800s to Oklahoma.
F. I changed the words a bit. It is actually "Labor Omnia Vincit", which means "Labor Conquers All Things".
North Canadian River. The North Canadian River runs for 747 miles within Oklahoma.
Faded Love. "Faded Love" was written by Bob and John Willis and was adopted by the legislature in 1988.
Indian Blanket. The Indian blanket is a symbol of the state's Native American heritage. It is a red flower with yellow tips.
Yes. The state monument is the Golden Driller, a steel and concrete statue of an oil worker, which stands 76 feet high outside the International Petroleum Building on the Tulsa Fair Grounds.
Mountain Boomer Lizard. The mountain boomer is a member of the iguana family. Its body turquoise blue and its head and neck are bright yellow with a "collar". It is also known as the collared lizard or ring-necked lizard and it runs on its hind legs.