Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is located in the central part in the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in the state of Oklahoma with a population of 579,999 residents (2010).
About Oklahoma City
OKC. Oklahoma City is the political, cultural, and economic engine in the state. The state capitol building has an oil well under it. Many of the attractions in the city are located near downtown or on the north side of town. There are 154 parks in Oklahoma City and five municipal golf courses and the city has among the lowest housing costs in the country.
To See And To Do In Oklahoma City
The Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City Museum Of Art
National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City National Memorial And Museum
Oklahoma City Zoo And Botanical Garden
Bricktown Mosaic Murals
Oklahoma History Center
Wild West Fun At Frontier City
Oklahoma Railway Museum
Remington Park Racing Casino
Science Museum Oklahoma
Will Rogers Gardens
History Of Oklahoma City
In 1541, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado was the first Eurpoean to explore the region. In 1889, Oklahoma City was first settled. The land was opened to settlement for the general public and the result was the legendary Land Run of 1889. In a single day, on April 22, 1889, over 10,000 people participated in the Land Run and settled in what is now downtown Oklahoma City. The Daily Oklahoman newspaper was founded and there were two companies that delivered electricity the first year. In 1890, Oklahoma City was incorporated. The word "City" was added later. The settlers called it Oklahoma Station.
In 1902, the Metropolitan Railway began with two lines in the city. The same year the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company was formed. In 1904, Oklahoma City University, formerly known as Epworth University, was founded. In 1910, there were over 64,000 people living in the city and Oklahoma City became the state capital. In 1919, the Oklahoma State Capitol was built. In 1923, the word "City" was added to the city name. In 1928, oil was discovered in the city. In 1930, the Union Station was constructed. In 1941, the Tinker Air Force Base was built. In 1995, Oklahoma City made international headlines. Timothy McVeigh parked a truck full of explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building. The bomb killed 168 people and injured more than 400 people. In 2000, Oklahoma City unveiled its monument to the victims of the bombing.
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