Oklahoma State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Oklahoma as the 46th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Oklahoma.
Date of Statehood:
November 16, 1907
3,547,884 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation in the production of all wheat, fourth in cattle and calf production; fifth in the production of pecans; sixth in peanuts and eighth in peaches. Oklahoma's rich plains produce bumper yields of wheat, as well as large crops of sorghum, hay, cotton, and peanuts. More than half of Oklahoma's annual farm receipts are contributed by livestock products, including cattle, dairy products, and broilers.
Oklahoma is the third largest gas-producing state in the nation. Oil refining, meat packing, food processing, and machinery manufacturing (especially construction and oil equipment) are important industries. Other minerals produced in Oklahoma include helium, gypsum, zinc, cement, coal, copper, and silver.
The Sooner State
Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor conquers all things.)
Oklahoma Rose (Legislation of 2004)
Redbud (Legislation of 1937)
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Legislation of 1951)
White Bass or Sand Bass (Legislation of 1974)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1992)
None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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