Origin of Oklahomafrom Choctaw okla, people + homma, red
state of the SC U.S.: admitted 1907; 68,667 sq mi (177,847 sq km); cap. Oklahoma City: abbrev. OK or Okla
Abbr. OK or Okla.
A state of the south-central United States. It was admitted as the 46th state in 1907. The western part was organized in 1890 as the Oklahoma Territory, which was merged with the adjoining Indian Territory to form the present state boundaries. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s forced many farmers to move west as migrant laborers. Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city.x
- They have them in Oklahoma and Missouri.
- The city is in the Kansas-Oklahoma oil and gas field, and is surrounded by a fine farming and dairying region, in which special attention is given to the raising of small fruit; oil, gas, cement rock and brick shale are found in the vicinity.
- In Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and along the line of the Rocky Mountains, extensive fields occur, producing lignite and bituminous coal.
- The only ones west of the Mississippi are Kansas and Oklahoma, and Arizona and New Mexico in the west.
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