One shot at the future, and the territory became a treasured state. A hundred years in the making, it started with the promise-to "strike it rich" with oil. The traditions of the West, the American Indian, the working cowboy, the rodeo and love of beautiful land, are all part of what makes Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Spirit soared high early, but it hasn't always been an easy path for us. There were the dust bowl days, the Tulsa race riots, and a land prone to severe weather.
We've endured tragedy, and know heartache. But Oklahomans always pull together-shining bright and sharing their talents. Oklahomans have shown the world how a work-ethic pays off, how talent can still contain humility, and how the Oklahoma-standard can never leave a soul.
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