If you are thinking about moving then you might need an Oklahoma mover. Whether you are making a local move within Oklahoma or a long distance move out of the state, 123Movers can help you find a qualified mover. If you want to learn a little about the great state of Oklahoma, you can read below.
Even though Oklahoma’s state beverage is milk, a healthy and nutritious drink, you won’t have any problem finding the Southern comfort foods made with lots of butter like chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, fried okra and pecan pie there. Locating a Sonic Drive-In should also be a snap as their corporation is headquartered in Oklahoma City, the capital city, plus 247 Sonic locations span the state.
Other large employers with main offices located in Oklahoma City include Oklahoma Gas and Electric, Loves Travel Stops and Country Stores, Devon Energy, Chesapeake Energy and Deaconess Hospital. Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (car rentals) and QuikTrip Corporation (convenience stores) conduct business out of Tulsa.
Farming (wheat and cattle), oil and natural gas rank as the Sooner State’s major industries. When it comes to revenue generated, cattle, hogs, broilers (chickens), wheat and dairy products top the list. Oklahoma mainly mines petroleum and natural gas, but also produces coal, crushed stone, sand and gravel, and is the only state that mines iodine.
This state has a very high Native American population, second only to California. The word “Oklahoma” comes from two Choctaw words: “okla,” which means people and “humma,” which means red, translating to “red people.” Western and Native American culture and heritage is showcased in the Red Earth Museum, Chickasaw Cultural Center, the Gilcrease Museum and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Hall of Fame.
Heading outside you’ll find countless opportunities for recreation. Canoe through the Illinois River or climb Red Rock Canyon. View majestic bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve or hike at one of the 35 state parks. Don’t forget the underwater scuba park at Lake Tenkiller and parasailing above Grand Lake.
Water sports reign supreme when temperatures climb above 105 degrees more than 40 days per year in the southeast. The Sooner State doesn’t experience very many years without 100-degree temperatures. Winters here run shorter and less harsh than in the northern Plains states. Tulsa averages less than 41 inches of precipitation per year.
You can thank Oklahoma for those confounded parking meters that take your money and are often the source of parking violations. Carl Magee created them in 1935, filed for a patent and installed the first one in Oklahoma City.
By: Michael Danzig