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Oklahoma // Oklahoma City, OK // Southwest Region // Central Time
(The Sooner State)
Territory established: May 2, 1890
Statehood granted: November 16, 1907 // 46th State
Oklahoma was formed out of land from the Louisiana Purchase,
and the "panhandle" which was ceded by the State of Texas
to the federal government in 1850.
[View maps of Oklahoma evolution]

#4315 // August 11, 2011
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Oklahoma State Flag
and oil-pumping equipment
#1988 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
(Musicivora forficata)
and Mistletoe
#1678 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Oklahoma State Flag

#972 // October 15, 1948 // Muskogee, OK
Indian Centennial

Arrival of the Five Civilized Indian Tribes
Cherokee, Chikasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole
in Indian Territory, later Oklahoma

Map of Indian Territory
and seals of the five tribes
[View map of forced displacment of Native American tribes by the US Government]

#1092 // June 14, 1957 // Oklahoma City, OK
50th Anniversary of
Oklahoma Statehood

Topographical outline of the state,
Indian Arrow and Atom Diagram

#1360 // October 15, 1968 // Ponca, OK #2754 // April 17, 1993 // Enid, OK
75th and 100th Anniversary of the
opening of the Cherokee Strip to settlers
on September 16, 1893

Racing for Homesteads

#2722 // March 30, 1993 // Oklahoma City, OK
50th Anniversary of the premiere
of the Musical "OKLAHOMA!" at
St. James Theater on Broadway, NYC

Principal performers
Farm girl Laurey Williams
and Cowboy Curly McLain

The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' play (1930)
"Green Grow the Lilacs"
#4121 // January 11, 2007 // Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Statehood

Sunrise over the Cimarron River,
(painting by Oklahoma artist
Mike Larsen, born in 1944),

"Oh, what a beautiful mornin' ...",
lyrics from the musical "OKLAHOMA!"
first performed in 1943

#3596 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Oklahoma

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Oklahoma state quarter
View Oklahoma state map
View Oklahoma clock

The origin of the state name are two words of the language of the
Choctaw Indian tribe, meaning "red people".
Oklahoma has the second largest Native American population after California.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
68,667 [177.847]
ranked 19th
(census 2010)
ranked 28th
(American Indians
406,492 - 8.6%)
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
55 [21]
ranked 37th
The State of Oklahoma has 77 counties.
Historic Route 66 leads 432 miles (695 km) through Oklahoma.

The ZIP code turned 50 in 2013

Stamped Cards 

#UX130 // April 22, 1989 // Guthrie, OK
Stamped Postal Card
Settling of Oklahoma
First Land Run

Racing for Homesteads


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