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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
Oklahoma. Oklahoma Statutes. Oklahoma City: State of Oklahoma, 2011. Web. 7 Apr 2011.
|Amphibian||Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)||1997|
|Animal||American Buffalo or Bison (Bison bison)||1972|
|Beverage||Milk >>>>>State "beverage" or state "drink?||1985|
|Bird||Scissor-tailed flycatcher (Muscivora forficata)||1951|
|Butterfly||Black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)||1996|
|Children's song||"Oklahoma, My Native Land" composed and written by Martha Kemm Barrett||1996|
|Colors||Green and white||1915|
|Country & western song||"Faded Love," by John Willis and Bob Wills.||1988|
|Crystal||Hourglass selenite crystal||2005|
|Drink||Milk >>>>>State "beverage" or state "drink?||2002|
|Fish||White bass, also called sand bass (Morone chrysops)||1974|
|Flag||Find out more...||1925|
|Floral Emblem||Mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum)||1893|
|Flying mammal||Mexican free-tailed bat||2006|
|Folk dance||Square dance||1988|
|Folk song||"Oklahoma Hills," composed and written by Woody Guthrie and Jack Guthrie||2001|
|Furbearer animal||Raccoon (Procyon lotor)||1989|
|Fruit||Strawberry (Fragaria spp.)||2005|
|Game animal||White-tail deer (Odocoileus virginians)||1990|
|Game bird||Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)||1990|
|Grass||Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)||1972|
|Gospel song||"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," composed and written by Wallis Willis||2011|
|Great seal||Find out more...||1906|
|Insect||Honeybee (Apis millifera)||1992|
|Land run song||"The Oklahoma Run," composed by Harold Fletcher||2009|
|Meal||Fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas.||1988|
|Okie caricature artist||Teresa Farrington||2005|
|Percussive musical instrument||Drum||1993|
|Poem||"Howdy Folks" by David Randolph Milsten||1973|
|Poet Laureate||Appointed by the Governor for a period of two years, appointment made by January 1 of every odd year.||1994|
|Reptile||Mountain boomer or collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)||1969|
|Rock||Barite rose, commonly known and referred to as the "rose rock"||1968|
|Rock song||"Do You Realize??" by the Flaming Lips (By proclamation of Goveronor Brad Henry)||2009|
|Salute to the Flag||Find out more...||1982|
|Soil||Port silt loam (Cumulic haplustolls) Find out more...||1987|
|Song and anthem||"Oklahoma!," lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rogers||1953|
|Tartan||Oklahoma Tartan adopted with House Concurrent Resolution No. 1025||1999|
|Theatre||Lynn Riggs Players of Oklahoma, Inc.||1971|
|Tree||Redbud (Cercis canadensis)||1937|
|Vietnam war memorial||2013|
|Waltz||"Oklahoma Wind" by Dr. Dale J. Smith||1982|
|Western swing band||The Sounds of the Southwest||1997|
|Wild flower||Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)||1986|
|Wood Capital of Oklahoma||Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center Museum, located in Beavers Bend State Park||2010|
The Oklahoma House of Representatives offers The Legislative Process Pages to help us understand how laws are made in Oklahoma. These pages include The Course of Bills Becoming Law, Flow Charts, a Glossary of Legislative Terms, Versions and Amendments of a Bill, and information on Researching Legislation.
Oklahoma State Symbols: Oklahoma state Historical Society.
Oklahoma State Icons: The State of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Facts and Emblems: Oklahoma! Guide to Oklahoma's state emblems, including the state bird, flower, song, flag, seal, and more.
Oklahoma Facts and Symbols, by Karen Bush Gibson. 24 pages. Publisher: Capstone Press; Rev Upd edition (August 2003) Reading level: Grades 3-4. Interest level: Grades 3-9. Perfect for report writing! Easy-to-read text covers major Oklahoma symbols such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. A "Fast Facts" section highlights the state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, farm products, and primary manufactured goods. Also included are full-page maps that introduce the concept of the map key, which is great for teaching map-reading skills.
State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols, by Benjamin F. Shearer, Barbara S. Shearer. 544 pages. Greenwood Press; 3 Sub edition (October 30, 2001) This is one of the best, and most comprehensive, books we could find about the official state names and nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, capitols, flowers, trees, birds, songs, and miscellaneous designations of each state. This, coupled with the 1938 Shankle book, formed the basis of our symbol library. If you're serious about your states symbols, you'll want to have this book and the one below. This book also contains information about state holidays, license plates, sports teams, universities and other trivia.
State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols, by George Earlie Shankle. 522 pages. Reprint Services Corp; Revised edition (June 1971) Reprint of the 1938 revised edition. The first comprehensive book about our state symbols! From the preface: "This book grew out of the desire of its author to know, about his native state, a great many facts which he found exceedingly difficult to obtain. After three years of research in the Library of Congress, he is able to give to the public this storehouse of information, which could have been gathered from not library less fertile in source material..."
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