Oklahoma Trivia Lesson

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We’ve got some fun Okie facts for you today, Claremore!

The Oklahoma state motto is “Labor Omnia Vincit” – Labor conquers all things.

Oklahoma’s nickname is the Sooner State.

The state song is “Oklahoma!” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name.

The state flag is an Osage warrior shieldon a field of blue, with the shield crossed by a peace pipe and an olive branch.

The Oklahoma state seal shows a pioneer and an Indian shaking hands beneath the Scales of Justice, centered in a star. The star’s five rays each contain symbols of the Five Civilized Tribes.

Oklahoma’s state colors are green and white.

The American bison is the Oklahoma state animal.

The scissor-tailed flycatcher is the state bird.

White or sand bass is the state fish.

The state reptile is the Mountain Boomeror collared lizard.

Rose rock is the Oklahoma state rock.

The redbud is the state tree.

The state floral emblem is  mistletoe.

Oklahoma’s state wildflower is the Indian blanket (Gaillardia).

The fiddle is the state musical instrument.

Indian grass is Oklahoma’s state grass.

The honeybee is the state insect.

Pawhuska had the first Boy Scout troop in America (1909).

Oklahoma is the winter quarters for more circuses than any other state.

The Nellie Johnstone oil well, located at Johnstone Park in Bartlesville, was the first flowing commercial well in the world.

The first parking meter was created in Oklahoma and installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.

Oklahoma has 43 colleges and universities.

Sylvan Goldman of Oklahoma created the first rolling supermarket cart.


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  1. My mother assembled the first parking meter. She worked at Mack-Nick manufacturing Co. Who made the nick of time meter that in later years became Rockwell meters. She also ground cylinders that went on the B25 bombers.