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Oklahoma Day


“Oklahoma Day” is held annually on April 22nd. “Approximately fifty thousand non-Indian settlers made the run on April 22, 1889, into the Unassigned Lands (Oklahoma District). They began immediately to clamor for statehood in order to gain representation in Congress. The Organic Act of 1890 established a territorial government for Oklahoma Territory and defined the boundaries of Oklahoma Territory (O.T.) and Indian Territory (I.T.) comprising present Oklahoma. The law also called for the election of a non-voting delegate from O.T. to the U.S. House of Representatives.” 

“Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the Union on November 16, 1907.”



Capitol: Oklahoma City 

Governor: J. Kevin Stitt (28th)

Nickname: “The Sooner State”

Statehood: November 16, 1907

State Animal: Bison 

State Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

State Fruit: Strawberry 

State Flower: Rosa ‘Oklahoma’

State Rock: Barite Rose (Rose Rock)

State Song: OKLAHOMA! 

State Tree: Redbud



Johnny Bench (Baseball)

Garth Brooks (Musician)

Toby Keith (Musician)

Reba McEntire (Music/Actress) 

Phil McGraw (TV Personality)

Billy Sims (Football)

Thomas P. Stafford (Astronaut)

Carrie Underwood (Musician)



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Amanda Taylor
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Amanda Taylor is a sophomore from Hinton, OK majoring in Health Science/Radiology. Amanda is serving as a 1st year Orientaion Leader for SWOSU, as well as working for The Southwestern. She joined the team in November of 2023. Amanda is a photographer and co host of Southwestern on The Street.
Outside of college, Amanda is passionate about pursuing photography, spending time with family and friends, praising Jesus and watching softball. (Boomer Sooner)

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