Quick, what’s your favorite historical fact about Oklahoma? It’s okay if you can’t name one, because the latest blog from your Owasso apartments is here to help. In this week’s blog post, we’ll be telling our residents about some of the most notable historical events to happen in Oklahoma in the month of February. Oklahoma might not be the biggest or most populous state, but we’ve certainly had our fair share of historical events.
February is a particularly eventful month in Oklahoma history. Below, you’ll find a list of some events that we think are worth talking about. Whether you’re interested in historic battles, outlaw shootouts or freak weather patterns, you’ll find something worth reading in the blog post below.
Without further delay, let’s get right to the list of historic events! When you finish reading through the list below, we’d love it if you’d take a second to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your favorite community of apartments in Owasso.
February 1st, 2002 — The 2002 Central Plains Ice Storm
Oklahoma doesn’t have many natural disasters outside of tornados, but the 2002 Central Plains Ice Storm was destructive enough to force President George W. Bush to call in disaster relief in the aftermath. 250,000 Oklahomans lost power, some for as many as 14 days. All throughout the state, trees were downed and power lines had collapsed. Let’s hope the rest of this winter is more on the mild side.
February 27th, 1908 — 46th Star Added to the U.S. Flag
From 1908 to 1912, the U.S. flag looked like this. Oklahoma was the 46th state added to the union, and it’s inclusion led to a redesign of the official U.S. flag. If you want to put a little piece of history in your apartment, you can buy a 46-star flag at this online store. When someone asks why your flag looks weird, you’ll be able to answer them thanks to this blog!
February 13th, 1864 — Battle of Middle Boggy Depot
Located about two hours southeast of Oklahoma City, Allen, OK is a nondescript little town of about 900 people. 150 years ago, however, it was the site of a major civil war battle Union forces were able to use the element of surprise to overpower a group of Confederate soldiers. There were about 50 casualties, all on the Confederate side, and the Union soldiers managed to retreat to Fort Gibson before more Confederate soldiers arrived.
With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of famous historical events that have happened in Oklahoma! We’re so glad that you were able to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to hang out with us here on the 98 Apartments blog page, and we sincerely hope that you’ll come back to read our next blog when it’s posted on our website next week. Above all else, however, we hope that you enjoyed reading about some of these famous events in Oklahoma history!
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