On Nov. 16, 1907, President Roosevelt signed legislation that granted statehood to Oklahoma, making it the 46th state to join the union.
Let’s celebrate Statehood Day with some facts about Oklahoma:
• The state motto means “labor conquers all things.”
• The name “Oklahoma” comes from the Choctaw language and means “red people.”
• Oklahoma intersects four cultural regions – the West, Midwest, South and Southwest.
• Red dirt is found on more than 1 million acres in 33 counties across the state.
• Oklahoma’s major industries include aerospace/aviation, energy and weather.
You’re doing fine, Oklahoma. Happy 111th birthday.
– Meaghan Hatch, Jones PR