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MORE OKLAHOMA EMBLEMS
State Song: "Oklahoma" words by Oscar Hammerstein ll - Music by Richard Rogers
STATE COLORS: Green & White (adopted 1915)
STATE REPTILE: Collard Lizard (adopted 1968)
STATE ANIMAL: American Bluffalo (adopted 1969)
STATE FISH: (White Bass (Sand Bass, adopted 1974)
STATE BEVERAGE: Milk
STATE COUNTRY & WESTERN SONG: "Faded Live"
STATE PERCUSSIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Drum
STATE SOIL: port silt loam - cumalic haplastolls
STATE FOLK DANCE: Square dance
STATE FURBEARER: Raccoon
STATE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT: Fiddle
STATE GAME ANIMAL: White tailed deer
STATE MEAL: Chicken fried steak, Bar-B-Q, Fried okra, Squash, Cornbread, Biscuits, Sausage & Gravey, Grits, Corn, Blackeyed peas, Strawberry pie, Pecan Pie

INTERESTING OKLAHOMA FACTS

WHEN DID OKLAHOMA BECOME A STATE? November 16. 1907
WHERE WAS THE FIRST FORT ESTABLISHED IN OK? Fort Gibson, established on the Grand River in 1824
WHAT WAS THE FIRST CAPITAL OF OK? Guthrie
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE? 60.5 degrees F.
WHAT IS THE TALLEST BUILDING IN OK? Bank of OK Tower in Tulsa, 667 feet tall or 52 stories
WHAT IS THE TALLEST MT. IN OK? Rich Mountain in the Ouchita Mountains on the OK-AR border has an elevation of 2,900 feet above sea level, 2000 feet above the Kiamiche River which flows at its base.
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST POINT IN OK? Black Mesa, elevation 4,978 feet - in the northwest corner of Cimarron county.
WHAT IS THE LOWEST POINT IN OK? The Southeast corner of McCurtain County, elevation 324 feet.
WHAT IS THE AREA OF OK? 69,919 square miles
HOW MANY LAKES ARE IN OK? Appx. 1,800 that have more than 10 acres of surface area.
WHAT WAS THE GREATEST OF THE 'RUNS' IN OK? The Cherokee Outlet opening in 1893
HOW MANY "PROFESSIONAL" GUNFIGHTES TOOK PLACE ON OK? 63: ranked 5th in the US behind Texas, (nearly 160) Kansas, (over 70) New Mexico (over 70) and Arizona (64)
HOW MANY FLAGS HAVE FLOWN OVER OK? 14
Spain - 1541
Great Britain - 1663
France - 1683
Spanish Empire - 1763
French Republic - 1800
Two different United States Flags since 1803
Mexico - (over the panhandle)
The first Texas flag (Over the panhandle)
Choctaw Flag - civil War
Confederate Battle Flag
The First Oklahoma State Flag
The Current Oklahoma State Flag