Unofficial nickname. Nickname comes from the opening of the territory in 1889 to settlers. Some of these came early in this rush to settle and were called "The Sooners."
The name was derived from the "sooner clause" of the Indian Appropriation Act, which disallowed the occupation of the Unassigned Lands prior to their being open for settlement.
This flag honours more than 60 groups of Native Americans.
Unique among prison facilities, the OKC Federal Transfer Center is situated next to an airport runway so that Federal Prison Planes (called Con Air by inmates) can pull up to receiving ramps and off load prisoners directly into the facility.
Previously known as the Seattle Sonics. A 1967 expansion team Now the Oklahoma City Thunder
Joined union in 1907, quarter released in 2008
Commissioned May 1916 -- BB-37
Is a scaled down replica of the Conestoga wagon
Is the principal commercial airport of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area
29th among all States and Territories
Flagship institution of the Oklahoma State University system
Protects a variety of habitats: woodlands, wetlands, flooded fields and cropland
Hosts a rare remnant of mixed-grass prairie that escaped the plow