Road Trip Oklahoma heading to Moore

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 7:07 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma's Own News 9 is hitting the road. Road Trip Oklahoma is pulling into Moore, Oklahoma on Friday, July 22.

Moore was founded in the 1889 land run. The little town grew steadily for seventy years -- then it exploded in a frenzy of expansion and development. In 1961 approximately 21.6 square miles of additional territory was annexed and Moore became a city in 1962. The decade of the 60's saw Moore's population soar. Moore is now 7th the largest city in Oklahoma.

An important factor in the city's growth has been its location. The close proximity and easy access to the state's Capitol city on the north and the University of Oklahoma to the south make Moore an attractive, convenient place to live for many Oklahomans.

Famous past residents include country music super star, Toby Keith; MLB player, Mike Hinckley; and NFL player, Corey Ivy.

Stop by Moore on Friday, July 22, and meet the News 9 team as well as win some great prizes. We hope to see you at Road Trip Oklahoma's stop in Moore.