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Apr18
Apr 18 - Apr 20, 2014

Robert Mills' Beauty and…

Inspired by the original 1740 Barbot de Villeneuve story, Beauty and the…more
Apr22
Apr 22 - Apr 27, 2014

Festival of the Arts

The 2014 Festival of the Arts will take place April 22-27 in Downtown…more
Apr25
Mar 28 - Sep 26, 2014

H&8th Night Market

Presented by Fowler Toyota, H&8th Night Market is a monthly,…more
May02
Apr 04 - Apr 03, 2015

Paseo Arts District…

 The Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk is held on the…more
May09
Jan 10 - Jan 09, 2015

LIVE on the Plaza

LIVE on the Plaza is the Plaza District's second Friday artwalk. Each…more
May15
Apr 17 - Aug 21, 2014

Auto Alley Shop Hop

On the Third Thursday of every month, cruise historic Automobile Alley…more

 

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OKC Facts and Trivia

We bet you didn't know that the first yield sign was installed right here in Oklahoma in 1950. Or that Johnny Bench, Ralph Ellison and Sam Bradford were all born in Oklahoma City.

Here are more fun facts about Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma:

  • Oklahoma City is the largest city in the State of Oklahoma, with a metro population of more than 1.2 million
  • Oklahoma City was settled by the historic Land Run of April 22, 1889. The city's population grew to more than 10,000 in a single day.
  • I-35, I-40 and I-44 all converge in Oklahoma City. The metropolitan area has 130+ miles of federal interstate and state highways.
  • Oklahoma City averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year
  • The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
  • The first shopping cart was invented and used in Oklahoma City at Standard Food Markets in 1937.
  • The state capitol building at 23rd and Lincoln is the only capitol in the nation with a working oil well on its grounds.
  • Oklahoma means "Land of the Red People" in the Choctaw Language.
  • Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907 as the 46th state
  • Oklahoma City is equidistant from Los Angeles and New York, and within 500 miles of 71 million people
  • Oklahoma's state motto is Labor Omnia Vincit - Labor Conquers All Things

Oklahoma City's Native Sons and Daughters

  • Johnny Bench - Baseball player
  • Sam Bradford - NFL athlete
  • Charlie Christian - Jazz musician
  • Wayne Coyne - Lead singer of The Flaming Lips
  • Ralph Ellison - Author
  • Blake Griffin - NBA athlete
  • Mat Hoffman - BMX athlete
  • James Marsden - Actor
  • Bobby Mercer - Baseball player
  • Megan Mullaly - Actress
  • Wes Welker - NFL athlete

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