The State Series (Oklahoma and Ohio)

Ohio Oklahoma

We’re moving right along; today I bring you two, that’s right, two more states and their facts! No need for me to be long-winded, let’s just jump right in, shall we?



  • The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City
  • It has more man-made lakes than any other state
  • Henry Starr was one the last outlaws of the Old West. From Oklahoma, he’s claimed to have robbed more banks than the James Gang and Doolin Gang combined
  • Your kids will love it: Bob Dunn from Beggs invented the first electric guitar in 1935
  • Whaling is illegal in Oklahoma
  • Auntie Em! In Ponca City during a tornado, a man and his wife were carried in their house by a tornado. Though the walls and roof were blown away, the floor held and carried them down safely back to the ground.
  • Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon
  • Oklahoma claims the parking meter and shopping cart
  • Beaver claims to be the Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the World
  • Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city to be bombed during WW2. In the dead of night, a B-17 dropped six practice bombs onto the quiet town


  • The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton
  • Ohio senator John Glenn was the oldest man to venture into space, at 77
  • Seven United States presidents were born in Ohio. Ulysses S. Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison, McKinley, Taft, Harding
  • Cleveland was the first city to be lit electrically, back in 1879
  • John Mercer Langston is reported to be the first black elected to public office, becoming clerk of Brownhelm 1854
  • Akron was the first city to use police cars, Cincinnati had the first fire department, and first ambulance service
  • Neil Armstrong was from Wapakoneta
  • First automobile station was opened in 1899
  • Oberlin College was founded in 1833 and was the first interracial and coeducational college in the US.