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    Light and Truth
    Gordon Matthews of Oklahoma created the Voicemail technology in the 1970s and patented it as VMX (Voice Mailbox Express)

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    Tornado Alley
    Located in the heart of the Tornado Alley, Oklahoma is the most tornado-prone state in the United States. On June 8, 1974, Oklahoma City was struck by five different tornadoes.

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    Pigeon Museum
    Visitors to Oklahoma City can check out the American Pigeon Museum. In addition to providing an extensive history of the birds’ roles in both World Wars I and II, the museum also includes pigeon-themed paintings, sculptures, and even live flight shows.

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    Bombed during WWII
    During World War II, Boise City was the only U.S. town to have a bomb dropped on them via airplane. What made this case even more remarkable was that the perpetrators weren’t German or Japanese forces but American troops who had botched a training exercise. Though several buildings were damaged in the town’s center, thankfully no citizens were harmed. In line with the patriotic climate of the time, the mayor issued a statement the following morning praising the bombers for their accuracy.

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    Airports
    Oklahoma is home to the Will Rogers World Airport and the Wiley Post Airport. The two famous Oklahomans both died in the same plane crash. The airport is named for comedian and legendary cowboy Will Rogers, an Oklahoma native who died in an airplane crash near Barrow, Alaska in 1935. The city's other major airport, Wiley Post Airport, along with the Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport in Barrow, Alaska, are named for Wiley Post, who also died in the same crash. Will Rogers World Airport is the only airport to use the designation "World" in addition to no reference to its city location. Although Will Rogers offers US Customs and Immigration Services, there are currently no scheduled international flights.

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    Indian heritage
    Oklahoma serves as headquarters for thirty-nine American Indian tribes. Oklahoma boasts the highest density of indigenous languages in the U.S. There are over 40 distinct Native American languages spoken in the state.

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    Nickname Sooner State List
    Capital Oklahoma City List
    Largest city Oklahoma City List
    Largest metro Hartford Metro (rank: 47) List
    Motto Labor omnia vincit (Work conquers all) List
    Abbreviation OK List
    Population 3.9 million (rank: 28) List
    Population density 55 per mile2 (rank: 35) List
    Life expectancy 80.8 (rank: 3) List
    Median age 40.6 years (rank: 44) List
    Area 69,981 mile2 (rank: 20) List
    Median household income $72,889 (rank: 4) List
    Statehood November 16, 1907 (46th state) List
    Mean elevation 4,975 ft (1516 m) List
    Highest point Little River 289 ft (88 m) List
    Governor Mary Fallin (R)
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