Oklahoma State Flags & Banners available in all sizes in nylon and polyester. Oklahoma joined gained statehood in November 16, 1907 making it the 46th state of the United States of America. Edward Roberts, a 1968 Oklahoma State University graduate in electrical engineering, is credited with inventing the personal computer — and he gave software giant Bill Gates his first job in the industry. Oklahoma has 3,579,212 people, and 24% of the population are younger than 18. The first of 14 flags to fly over Oklahoma was the Royal Standard of Spain, brought here by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in 1541. See more Oklahoma gift ideas and souvenirs.
Spanish explorer Francisco VÃ¡squez de Coronado traveled through the state in 1541, but French explorers claimed the area in the 1700s and it remained under French rule until 1803, when it was purchased by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
During the 19th century, thousands of Native Americans were expelled from their ancestral homelands from across North America and transported to Oklahoma. The region was divided into Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory on May 2, 1890. The two were combined to make a new state, Oklahoma, on Nov. 16, 1907.
Some Oklahoma Symbols
1. State Bird
2. State Mammal
3. State Flower
4. State Vegetable
5. State Insect
6. State Tree
7. State Beverage
8. State Fruit
9. State Reptile
10. State Crystal
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Oklahoma designated the scissor-tailed flycatcher as official state bird in 1951.
Buffalo - Oklahoma designated the buffalo as official state animal 1972.
Oklahoma Rose -The Oklahoma rose was designated the official state flower of Oklahoma in 2004.
Watermelon - Oklahoma designated watermelon as the official state vegetable in 2007. Although there is controversy on whether watermelon is a fruit or a vegetable.
Honeybee - Oklahoma designated the honeybee as official state insect in 1992.
Redbud - Oklahoma designated redbud as the official state tree in 1937. The redbud tree's reddish-pink blossoms brighten the landscape throughout the state.
Milk - Milk was designated the official state beverage of Oklahoma in 1985.
Strawberry - Oklahoma designated the strawberry as official state fruit in 2005. Strawberries are high in Vitamin C and A, and supply 8 percent of the recommended daily allowance for iron.
Collared Lizard - Oklahoma designated the collared lizard as the official state reptile symbol in 1969.
Hourglass Selenite Crystal - Oklahoma designated hourglass selenite crystal as the official state crystal in 2005. These crystals are found only on the salt plains of Oklahoma.
Did you know?
On April 22, 1889, the first day homesteading was permitted, 50,000 people swarmed into the area. Those who tried to beat the noon starting gun were called Sooners. Hence the state's nickname.
Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the Tribal capital of the Cherokee Nation.
An Oklahoman, Sylvan Goldman, invented the first shopping cart.
The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.
Bob Dunn a musician from Beggs invented the first electric guitar 1935.
The town of Beaver claims to be the Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the World. It is here that the World Championship Cow Chip Throw is held each April.