Oklahoma Nick Name
The Sooner State
The nickname of Oklahoma is "The Sooner State".

Unassigned Lands in Oklahoma were offered to settlers through a series of Land Openings where newcomers initially competed for the land in horse races. The Land Run of 1889 began the process of disposing of these Unassigned Lands. The Homestead Act of 1862 provided that a legal settler could claim 160 acres of public land, and those who lived on and improved the claim for five years could receive title.

People who entered the district illegally to lay claim to lands, before the designated entry time, were called "Sooners" and hence the state nickname of "The Sooner State".

Other nicknames of Oklahoma:

  • Boomer's Paradise
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