has the largest
Native American population of any state in the nation. Many of the
250,000 American Indians living in Oklahoma
are descended from 67 tribes who inhabited
in the 19th century. Oklahoma
is tribal headquarters for 39 tribes.
One may not promote a
horse tripping event or a bear wresting exhibition in Oklahoma.
A frontier house of
logs in Akins, Oklahoma,
called Sequoyah’s Cabin, was occupied from 1829-1844 by Sequoyah, also
called George Gist. Sequoyah, a teacher, invented the
written language in 1821.
The official State
Meal of Oklahoma
is chicken fried steak, fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork,
biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, black eyed
peas and pecan pie.
it is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend
to have sex with a buffalo.
a woman was found in a chair severely burned with no damage to either
the chair or her home. Reported to be spontaneous combustion,
the poor woman lingered a few days in the hospital before passing on.
It is mandatory in
that you must tether your car outside a public building.
generation weather radar) was invented by a pair of professors on the
faculty of the University of Oklahoma's
School of Meteorology. The Operational Support Facility for the NEXRAD program is located at the National Weather Service Forecast
Office in Norman, on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
men who are arrested for soliciting a hooker, must have their name and
picture shown on television.
Starr, one of the last
was from Oklahoma. During his 32 years in crime, he claimed to have robbed more banks than
Gang and the
Gang put together.
Oklahoma is famous for "spooklights,”
bouncing bright balls of white fire that have been reported as far back as
If you put the hind legs of a farm animal into
your boots, you are breaking the law.
was the site of Oklahoma's
first radio station, KRFU "The Voice of Oklahoma;”
which was renamed KVOO and moved to
Tulsa in 1927.
Milk is the official
state beverage of Oklahoma.
It is illegal to wear
your boots to bed.
The first Boy Scout Troop
in the US was formed in Pawhuska in 1909.
Philip H. Sheridan,
George A. Custer, and
William T. Sherman were the founders of the U.S. Army Field Artillery
Center at Fort Sill. Of all the forts built on the south plains
Indian Wars, Fort Sill is the only active installation.
If you have sex before
you’re married in Oklahoma,
you are breaking the law.
Billionaire J. Paul Getty
began his oil empire in Tulsa.
state dance is the square dance.
It is illegal to cause
"annoying vibrations" in the Bartlesville city limits.
Elvis Presley used
to like staying at the Best Western Trade Winds Motel in
It is against the law to
bring an elephant into
While passing another
vehicle in Yukon, it is mandatory to honk your horn.
The State of
forbids women from doing their own hair without having a license.
Oklahoma has more miles of the original
Route 66 than any other state.
Dogs who want to
congregate in groups of three or more on private property must have a
permit signed by the mayor.
comes from the Choctaw words okla, meaning people, and homa, meaning red,
which translates to land of the red people.
In Wynona, your mode of
transportation must be tied up while unattended.
Bob Wills and the Texas
Playboys, fathers of western swing music, began their careers in Oklahoma.
it is illegal to tether your horse in front of city hall.
The comic strip Dick
Tracy was created by Chester Gould, an Oklahoman.