Oklahoma Local Customs

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Oklahoma Local Customs

  • oil and gas

    We saw more oil rigs and natural gas facilities in Oklahoma than Texas. The photo is from the display at the Oklahoma City History Center.

  • Open Space!

    If you get uncomfortable if you are not in a city, don't drive through western Oklahoma! There are not many people there. I like all the wide open space! As long as I don't run out of gas and get stuck out there in the middle of nowhere...

  • Cherokee Museum

    To gain an understanding of the history and culture of the area one should travel to The Cherokee museum in Tahlequah. Great museum. Reconstructed pre-columbian and post trail of tears era settlements. They use to run a play as well. Good destination

  • re:OKlaws

    The law referred to regarding blue jay feathers doesn't fit with your list of absurdities. It isunlawful to possess feathers from many bird species because of declining populations. Eagles have just been removed from the endangered list, but it is still unlawful to have theirfeathers in your possession.As for mules drinking from birdbaths -- if I...

  • Home of Native Americans

    I mentioned elsewhere that there are more Native Americans in Oklahoma than any other state and that in the past 20 - 30 years a lot has been done to help reclaim and preserve that heritage. I do not tully understand the functions of Native American Nations but know that they have significant autonomy in running their own affairs. When we were in...

  • Indian Country

    Oklahoma's slogan is "Native America." The reason for this is because many indian tribes have settled here over the generations. Cherokee, Choctaw, and many others have reservations located in numerous parts of the state. If you happen to drive onto thier reservations, be respectful and obey all of their laws.

  • Oklahoma State Flag

    The present Oklahoma State Flag adopted by the State Legislature in 1925, is Oklahoma's 14th flag. This shows a sky blue field with a central device: an Indian war shield of tan buckskin showing small crosses on the face -- the Indian design for stars -- and seven eagle feathers pendent for the edge of the shield. An Indian peace pipe (calumet)...

  • They aren't hicks!

    It is a really bad idea to keep a stereotype of Okie's being "hicks". There are universities in Oklahma and many Okies also go to universities elsewhere, like the east coast. Having an accent or dialect does not indicate lack of intelligence. Afterall, people who go to Harvard, often say "Pahk da' Cah" rather than "Park the Car" do they...

  • Partially Dry State?

    We had read that Oklahoma is fairly conservative when it comes to alcohol and such matters. Not taking any chances, we stopped in McKinney, Texas on our way out of Dallas to get a few supplies for the weekend - only to discover that it was a "dry" town! It had never occurred to me that this could be a local town decision. While there we did buy...

  • Oklahoma State...

    Oklahoma State SongOklahomaWritten by Oscar Hammerstein II......................... Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain,And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweetWhen the wind comes right behind the rain.Oklahoma, ev'ry night my honey lamb and ISit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin' lazy circles in the sky.We know we belong to...

  • Wave to people as you travel...

    Wave to people as you travel the 'back roads' here. Lots of folks just do that even though we have never met or spoken to each other. Just a casual wave, not a 'granny wave' from Beverly Hillbillies though! Not a lot of people use turnsignals here, too busy or too lazy I guess, so be prepaired for it. There's lots of cattle roaming the ranches so...

  • Dumb Oklahoma LawsViolators...

    Dumb Oklahoma LawsViolators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of...

  • Oklahoma is in the Bible Belt,...

    Oklahoma is in the Bible Belt, which for me was a major adjustment since I am not the most religious person in the world. Bars are closed on Sundays as well as liquor stores and the liquor stores close by 9pm--but you can still by beer until 2am at anyplace that is open!

  • For a real education about...

    For a real education about Oklahoma you should talk to 'jedd43'. I was lucky enough to have lunch with DeLois while passing through Oklahoma City. She is very charming lady and an expert on Oklahoma.

  • This is not a photo of money....

    This is not a photo of money. It is a picture to show the rich red soil of Oklahoma in contrast with the coins.

  • Unfriendliness is taken...

    Unfriendliness is taken personally. No one knows how to properly merge into traffic. The phrase, 'You people,' from an outsider is grating to the ears, as is a NE accent. Barbeque is beef unless otherwise specified. You are amid a large number of conservative Christians who believe things must be run according to God's wishes as they perceive them,...

  • there is no road rage in...

    there is no road rage in oklahoma. if you want to cut through 5 lanes of traffic at once to get off at an exit people will let you through and wish you well as you go. and i'm not talking about the 'one finger salute.' but don't take this for granted. remember that you should recipricate the kindness and be patient and understanding with them

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