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Not many states can boast that they have a musical named after them - but Oklahoma certainly can, and they've made the title track from the Rogers & Hammerstein show their state anthem.
Translated from Latin, the state motto means "Labor Conquers All Things." This seems a fitting mantra for a pioneer state of early settlers, which now has a population of about 3.5 million, according to the 1997 state census. Whether it's work, play, or a combination of both you seek, Oklahoma is a great place to attend college. The capital, Oklahoma City, is, incidentally, the only capital in the world to have an oil well drilled beneath it. The state flower is the mistletoe, and the official tree is the redbud.
Oklahoma takes its state symbols seriously; it has an official meal, which includes fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. And after a dinner like this, it's only fitting that the state has an official dance to burn off calories - the square dance.