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Old 04-17-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, OK
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What OKLAHOMA is all about:

Love The Summer?

Pooleville , Oklahoma
Sunray, Oklahoma


Want Something To Eat?

Corn, Oklahoma
Grainola, Oklahoma
Hominy, Oklahoma
Olive, Oklahoma
South Coffeeville, Oklahoma
Sweetwater, Oklahoma
Cookietown, Oklahoma

Why Travel To Other Cities? Oklahoma Has Them All!

Cleveland, Oklahoma
Orlando, Oklahoma
Miami, Oklahoma
Pittsburgh, Oklahoma
Santa Fe, Oklahoma
St. Louis, Oklahoma
Chattanooga, Oklahoma
Peoria, Oklahoma
Burbank, Oklahoma
Fargo, Oklahoma


Don't Forget The Wildlife!

Wolfe, Oklahoma
Eagle, Oklahoma
Buffalo , Oklahoma
Fox, Oklahoma
Bison, Oklahoma
Deer Creek, Oklahoma
Elk City, Oklahoma


We Have A Town Named After A Number...

Forty-One, Oklahoma


And A Town Who's Letter's Don't Spell Anything...

IXL, Oklahoma


And For The Sportsman Who Wants To Get Away
From It All...

Fisherman's Paradise, Oklahoma


We Even Have A City Named After Earth's Only Satellite!

Moon, Oklahoma


And A City Named After Our State!

Oklahoma City , Oklahoma


Feeling A Bit Chilly?

Snow, Oklahoma
Slick, Oklahoma
Cold Springs, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Is Full Of Love!

Lovedale , Oklahoma
Loveland , Oklahoma
Lovell, Oklahoma
Bigheart , Oklahoma
Loyal, Oklahoma


Like To Read About The Presidents?

Adams, Oklahoma
Taylor, Oklahoma
Fillmore, Oklahoma
Grant, Oklahoma
Taft, Oklahoma
Johnson, Oklahoma
Lincoln, Oklahoma
Jefferson, Oklahoma
Reagan, Oklahoma
Wilson, Oklahoma
Roosevelt, Oklahoma
Carter, Oklahoma
Clinton, Oklahoma
Washington, Oklahoma


Other City Names In Oklahoma To Make You Smile.....

Frogville, Oklahoma
Loco, Oklahoma
Bushyhead, Oklahoma
Bugtussle, Oklahoma
Hooker, Oklahoma
Slaughterville, Oklahoma
Bowlegs, Oklahoma
Slapout, Oklahoma

And Regardless What Side Of The Fence You're On...

Gay, Oklahoma
Straight, Oklahoma


Here Are Some Little Known But Very Interesting Facts About Oklahoma.

1. The bread twist tie was invented in Maysville.

2. The shopping cart was invented in Ardmore in 1936.

3. The nation's first parking meter was intalled in Oklahoma City in
1935.

4. The first Girl Scout Cookie was sold in Muskogee in 1917.

5. Cimarron County, located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, is the only
county in the U.S. bordered by 4 separate states...Texas, New
Mexico, Colorado & Kansas.

6. The Oklahoma State Capital is the only capital in the U.S. with
working oil wells on its grounds.

7. Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to
be bombed during World War II. On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at
12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base, Texas,
dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town, mistaking the city
lights as target lights.

8. WKY Radio in Oklahoma City was the first radio station
transmitting west of the Mississippi River.

9. The nation's first 'Tornado Warning' was issued on March 25,
1948 in Oklahoma City minutes before a devastating tornado. Because
of the warning, no lives were lost.

10. Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any state
in the U.S.

11. The name 'Oklahoma' comes from two Choctaw words...okla meaning
'people' and humma meaning 'red'. So the name means, 'Red People.'
The name was approved in 1890.

12. Oklahoma produced more astronauts than any other state.

13. Oklahoma has more man made lakes than any other state.

14. During the 'Land Rush', Oklahoma City went from a vast, open
prairie to a city of over 10,000 in a single day.

15. The nation's first traffic 'Yield' sign was erected in Tulsa on
a trial basis.

16. Pensacola Dam is the longest multi-arched dam in the world at
6,565 feet.

17. The 'Port of Catoosa' (just north of Tulsa) is the largest
inland port in America.

18. The aerosol can was invented in Bartlesville.

19. Per square mile, Oklahoma has more tornadoes than any other
place in the world.

20. The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was in Moore,
Oklahoma on May 3rd. 1999 during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado.
Wind speed was clocked at 318 mph.

21. The 'Will Rogers World Airport' and the 'Wiley Post Airport'
are both named after two famous Okies....both killed in an airplane
crash!!!

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Old 04-17-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, OK
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okay, this came out all crazy-looking and for some reason, the computer wont let me delete it. Mod help, please!
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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okay, this came out all crazy-looking and for some reason, the computer wont let me delete it. Mod help, please!
All done. And I added the "E" back to Pooleville.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, OK
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Oh, thanks! I didn't mean for you to have to fix that whole thing but I appreciate it!
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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It only took a sec. At the top left corner of the reply box is a button that looks like this: All you have to do is highlight all of the text and hit that button... it removes ALL of the formatting tags at once.

Email forwards are always FULL of formatting tags that you can't see until you hit "Submit Reply"...
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Oh, thanks! I didn't mean for you to have to fix that whole thing but I appreciate it!
Thats LadyRobyn for ya , always there when ya need help .

Hi kiddo
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Thats LadyRobyn for ya , always there when ya need help .

Hi kiddo
Hey you. I just *had* to fix that post... it mentioned Pooleville!! (That was where I fell in love with OK. ) On the Brady Ranch to be specific, great memories.
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Hey you. I just *had* to fix that post... it mentioned Pooleville!! (That was where I fell in love with OK. ) On the Brady Ranch to be specific, great memories.
Okay, now I'm confused, Pooleville the Brady Bunch? Please don't do these type of thing to me, my head will explode .
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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Default You know you are from Oklahoma when....

1. You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah, and Chickasha.
2. You think that people who complain about the wind in their states are sissies.
3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
4. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
5. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
6. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
7. Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.
8. You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
9. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
10. You measure distance in minutes.
11. You refer to the capital of Oklahoma as "The City."
12. It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man who died in an airplane crash.
13. Little smokies are something you serve only for special occasions.
14. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.
15. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
16. You know cowpies are not made of beef.
17. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
18. You have known someone who has had one belt buckle bigger than your fist.
19. A bad traffic jam involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.
20. You know in which state Mi-am-uh is and in which state Mi-am-ee is.
21. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.
22. Your "place at the lake" has wheels under it.
23. A Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol. A Ford F350 4x4 is.
24. You know everything goes better with Ranch.
25. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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What a cool thread!!!! OK, enlighten me~what airport is named after someone who died in a plane crash?
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