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in A Series As We Approach Oklahoma's First Century As A State
99th Anniversary Thursday Nov. 16th
(email questions/comments to email@example.com).
Ted Wright -- last update 11/13/2006 (OKCentennial2.html)
Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
When Indian Territory
and Oklahoma Territory combined to become a state on Nov. 16, 1907, forty-five
states had already joined the United States of America. In the following 99
years only New Mexico & Arizona (in 1912) and Alaska & Hawaii (in
1959) have become states younger than Oklahoma.
The land and people of
the new state of Oklahoma already had a rich history before President Therodore
Roosevelt signed the formal statehood documents in 1907. The two adjoining
news articles indicate two things:
1) The Collinsville News was already in it's ninth year (Vol 9 with W.L. Wright
2) Statehood was still not a done deal as late as October 1907 with some still
lobbying Roosevelt not to approve the plan.
CHS junior Saxon
Lewis will be representing Collinsville (& Oklahoma) in the Oklahoma
Centennial All*Star Band Nov. 18th in the Tulsa Parade and Jan. 1st
at the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena ... and several other Centennial
events in the next year.
99th Birthday Event at The Collinsville Library begin at 8am Thursday Nov.
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