Oklahoma, OK!

The “brand new state” celebrated in the signature song of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! hits the century mark this November. The 46th state incorporated into the Union has much to commemorate as it reaches triple-digit status. It has the largest Native American population in the country, from which its name (meaning “red person” in Choctaw) is derived. Its frontier past is rich with history; the early-arriving “sooner” settlers, for example, claimed its open lands

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