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Green Country Oklahoma

Did you know that the Golden Driller in Tulsa is the sixth-tallest statue in the United States? This iconic local landmark stands 76 feet tall and was originally built in 1953 for the International Petroleum Exposition. It wasn't intended to be a permanent fixture, but the public response to it was so positive that it was permanently placed in front of the Tulsa Expo Center in 1966. The Oklahoma Legislature adopted it as the State Monument in 1979 and it is still a popular destination today. More info at http://bit.ly/TulsaDriller

Cherokee Nation

⁉️🤔 Have you ever wondered how we write the days of the week and the months of the year in Cherokee syllabary? Here’s a quick link to help you learn them: https://language.cherokee.org/media/a0wgrvl1/days_months.pdf 🗣➡️ Learn how to pronounce these words in Cherokee by visiting cherokee.org and clicking the Cherokee language tab. Type in the English word in the required field and click search! Visit https://language.cherokee.org/word-list/ to get started!

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC)

FACTOID FRIDAY: Wooded sites burned every two to four years can create 2X the number of plant species; 3X the grass and forb cover; and 4X the herbaceous biomass, providing abundant cover and food resources for wildlife. The Oklahoma State University Natural Resources Extension "Fire Management of Oak Forests for Wildlife" fact sheet shares other prescribed fire benefits and gives additional resources for preparing for a burn. http://ow.ly/Ytiw50CPr12

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#thisdayinhistory On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m. a 4,800-pound ammonium nitrate–fuel oil bomb exploded in a Ryder truck parked at the north entrance of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring approximately 850. At the time, the bombing was the nation’s worst single act of domestic terrorism. The governor’s office reported that 30 children were orphaned, 219 children lost at least one parent, 462 people were left homeless, and 7,000 people lost their workplace. The City of Oklahoma City’s Final Report estimated property damage to more than 300 buildings in a 48-square-block area. Learn more at bit.ly/4-19-1995. Today, #weremember those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever by the tragedy on April 19, 1995. Photo by Jim Argo (2012.201.B0959.0179, Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection, OHS) #okhistory #25YearsAgo #dayofremembrance post credit: @okhistory

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