Oklahoma

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Indian Reservation

1838 - 1840

Involvement in Civil War

1861 - 1864

Land Rush

1889 - 1890

U.S. government opened all unassigned Oklahoma lands for settlement, and thousands of settlers crossed the border to stake their claims

Became a state

11/16/1907

Great Depression

1929 - 1938

Severe drought and the national economic depression ruined most of Oklahoma's farmers

World War II

1941

Oklahoma provided food, supplies, and trained soldiers.

Oklahoma City Bombing

04/19/1995

Terrorist bomb blew up the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, and injuring hundreds more

Bombing Memorial and Museum

02/19/2001

The memorial and museum were officially dedicated and opened to the public.