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State Of Oklahoma Turns 107 Years Old

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Inauguration of Governor Charles N. Haskell on November 16, 1907 [Oklahoma HIstorical Society Photo] Inauguration of Governor Charles N. Haskell on November 16, 1907 [Oklahoma HIstorical Society Photo]
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November's first measurable amount of snow in eight years dressed up Oklahoma, and she was gorgeous for her big day.

The great state of Oklahoma turned 107 years old on Sunday. It was the anniversary of the joining of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory. Mother Nature even dropped some confetti to make it more festive.

On November 16, 1907 at 9:16 a.m., President Theodore Roosevelt used the quill of an Oklahoma golden eagle to sign a proclamation in the White House, signaling Oklahoma to become the 46th state in the union.

The news of the President's signature was sent by telegraph to Oklahoma, where it was met with jubilation.

Statehood Day ceremonies were held on the steps of Guthrie's Carnegie Library, and more than 30,000 people cheered in the streets of Guthrie, which served as the state's capital until 1910.

Oklahoma Gov. Charles Haskell also was sworn in on that day on the library steps, officially marking the marriage of the two territories and establishing a leader for beautiful No. 46.


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