Oklahoma became the 46th state on Nov 16th 1907. Oklahoma is commonly known as "The Sooner State" in reference to the early settlers claiming land from the Indians.
Origin of state's name: The name Oklahoma comes from the Indian word for "Red Man"
Capital City: The capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City and the state is surrounded by other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.
Population: The population of Oklahoma is in excess of 3.4 million based on the last census of 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's website under the Motor Vehicle section.
Economy: Oklahoma is a state with great agricultural land and wheat, corn, soy and potatoes are grown in abundance in the state. Dairy and poultry farms are also found in large numbers in this state. Food processing, heavy equipment manufacture and tourism are also big industries in this great state.
State Bird: The Swallow (Scissor) Tailed Flycatcher or Milvulus Forficatus is the state bird and it is noted for its handsome appearance and long tail which resembles a scissors and can generally be found in larger numbers near rivers in the spring and summer months.
State Flower: The state flower is the Mistletoe or Phoradendron serotinum which grows in abundance throughout the state. The Mistletoe has characteristic dark green leaves and white berries in the fall and winter which make it easily identifiable. The state also has a state wildflower, the Indian Blanket which is a beautiful red and yellow color.
State Song: The state song is "Oklahoma" by D. Hammerstein which sings the praises of this great agricultural state.
State Motto: The state motto is "Labor conquers all things".