Oklahoma

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Recreation and Entertainment

In Oklahoma, bird watching is a fun activity as well as going to the parks, lakes and forests. Oklahoma has many museums that include information about cowboys, farmers and Native Americans, while others have art. Tulsa City has the Jazz Hall of Fame, as well as Oklahoma city, the capital of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City has a cowboy Hall of Fame, and a Rodeo Hall of Fame. Oklahoma has a state fair each year in the fall. Each June, Oklahoma City has a Native American festival. In Oklahoma there are water parks and amusement parks, zoos, and aquariums.
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History

The first people came to Oklahoma about 20,000 years ago. These people carved pictures into stone. In the 1500's through the 1800's, Native Americans started moving to Oklahoma. In 1831, Native Americans were moved to a space in Oklahoma by the U.S. government. They made homes, schools, and farms in their new homes. In 1541 Spanish explorers discovered Oklahoma. In 1860-1861 eleven states left the U.S. The states that left formed the Confederate States, and this led to the Civil War.

Land Forms Geography

Six states border Oklahoma. The land has plateaus, mountains, hills, plains, wildlife and forests. The Rocky Mountains go through Oklahoma. It has one-hundred small lakes throughout the state.In the spring, tornadoes often hit Oklahoma. Northeast Oklahoma has the Ozark Plateau. Natural rock, liquid, and minerals are found underground. The Red River forms the states southern border. In the summer, it is hot and dry.
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Fun Facts

Oklahoma has a nickname. It is the Sooner State. In Choctaw, the name Oklahoma means Red People. Oklahoma's state bird is the Scissor-tailed flycatcher, and the fish is the White Bass. Their state flower is the Mistletoe and the state tree is the Redbud. In Oklahoma the Black Mesa is the highest point in the state. There are more than six Native American tribes, including the Choctaw. Some people think that Vikings reached Oklahoma.
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