Oklahoma Economy


Agricultural and petroleum production late 1939, the food-processing and petroleum-refining industries together accounted for one-third of the total value added by manufacture. The total value of shipments of manufacturing goods was more than $38 billion, with only 10% from food.
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Large deposits of limestone are found throughout northeastern, while gypsum is extracted in the northwest, the west-central region, and the four southwestern most counties.Oklahoma was a leading producer of lead and zinc until the 1970's. The value of nonfuel mineral production in Oklahoma in 2001 was at $530 million, a 7.3% increase over 2000. Crushed stone countinued as the state's leading mineral commondity, accounting for about 40% of the total nonfuel mineral in 2001. Together with construction sand and gravel and gypsum it accounted for more than 50% of the total.
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Oklahoma is the fifth largest cattle producer and third largest producer of wheat. Crops and livestock were once relatively small in terms of production have grown dramatically in recent years for example, poultry and swine respectively are their second and third largest agriculture industries now. Oklahoma is now one of the top states in their production. From the arid High Plains of the panhandle to the forests of southeastern Oklahoma there aren't many North American crops not grown in Oklahoma. Fields of wheat and corn are next-door neighbors to vineyards and organically grown specialty crops.
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The Tulsa Zoo has nearly 600,000 visitors each year. That number includes approximately 80,000 school children. The zoo has many animal including Ostriches, Meerkats, Cheetahs, Aldabra Tortoise, Cape Buffalo, Chimpanzee, White Rhinos, and many more animals.


More Tourism:

  • National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center was opened in Oklahoma City 1965. Famous paintings and sculptures are on display.
  • Tsa-La-Gi Indian Village, southeast of Tahlequah, re-creates an ancient Cherokee village. Cherokee Indians give tours of the village from May to early September.
  • Washita Battlefield, near Cheyenne, marks the site of an1868 Indian fight. U.S. cavalry under General George A. Custer surprised Chief Black Kettle's camp. General Custer's men killed or wounded more than 200 Cheyenne Indians, including many women and children.
  • Fort Still, a military center near Lawton, includes three historical sites-Stone Corral, Old Guardhouse, and an artillery museum. Teh fort was established in 1869.

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