Background: The Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
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Discovering and Moving to Oklahoma

Moving to Oklahoma

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Oklahoma

Still containing the second-highest amount of oil wells within the United States., The fast growing economy of Oklahoma's also has the advantage of having the leadership in production of natural gas, agriculture and meat processing, aircraft parts manufacturing, while recently has evolved into a major center of biotechnology companies.

With its attractive living costs, low property taxes, along with a climate friendly to business, Oklahoma is continuing to grow in population numbers, of which 65 percent living in metro Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the state's two economic nerve centers.

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado first explored the region for Spain in 1541. The U.S. acquired most of Oklahoma in 1803 in the Louisiana Purchase from France; the Western Panhandle region became U.S. territory with the annexation of Texas in 1845.Set aside as Indian Territory in 1834, the region was divided into Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory on May 2, 1890. The two were combined to make a new state, Oklahoma, on Nov. 16, 1907.

On April 22, 1889, the first day homesteading was permitted, 50,000 people swarmed into the area. Those who tried to beat the noon starting gun were called “Sooners,” hence the state's nickname.


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