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Although, humans at least traveled through Oklahoma as far back as the last ice age, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was the first Spaniard in the area in 1541. In the 1700's, the French claimed the region and it remained under their rule until the U.S. acquired the land in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
In 1834, the region was divided into Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory and eventually 67 different tribes inhabited the region. Today, the state still has the largest Indian population in the nation, many of which are direct descendants of the original tribes.
The government sponsored several land rushes during the late 1800's and settlers began flooding into the region. The very first day homesteading was allowed 50,000 people came to Oklahoma. The state entered the 20th century with the discovery of oil and towns grew even more quickly. And, on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state.
While the discovery of oil made Oklahoma a rich state, its production of natural gas has now exceeded its production of oil, although oil refining still remains a major part of the economy. The state has a strong base in the food industry with food processing and meat packing and obtains over half of its annual farm receipts from livestock.
The state’s 57 parks, historic sites, Indian villages and numerous reservoirs that provide recreational activities attract millions of tourists each year. But, one of the state’s main economic resources is the American Airlines maintenance center. The center is the largest airline maintenance facility in the world.
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