What is a sooner and why is Oklahoma the sooner state?
The name given to Settlers who occupied Unassigned Lands before the land was proclaimed to be open. The name came from the 'sooner clause' of the Act which stated that anyone who entered and occupied land prior to the openoing time would be denied that land ...
Asked in College Football, Oklahoma
Why is the university of Oklahoma's mascot a sooner?
During the land run, some folks seeking land left "Sooner" than was allowed. They did so to stake claim in the Oklahoma territory. When the university started they adopted the name Sooner to reflect the history of the state. ...
What is the nickname the sooner state?
The state Oklahoma is the Sooner State because Even before the land was thrown open to white settlement, many early settlers snuck across the border and made claims there. When the first official settlers were allowed across, they found these "sooners" already in possession of the land that they were hoping to take. This led to the state being called the Sooner State. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_Oklahoma_get_its_nickname#ixzz1vhRM2jYo Got this from Wmsionline. ...
Which US state is called the Sooner State?
The US state of Oklahoma is unofficially known as the Sooner State. Areas of land were to be opened for settlers to lay claim to, however it was illegal for any potential settler to enter the area before it was open. Those who entered the area early were called "Sooners". ...
Asked in Domestic Dogs
What does a sooner dog look like?
A "sooner dog" can look like most any dog. Sooner isn't a breed of dog, it's more like it's a descriptive word for an attitude. I believe that "sooner" is a name for a dog that would "sooner" do this or that as to do that or this. In other words it's the sort of dog that would sooner urinate on the carpet than urinate on a tree. You can substitute the italics with most any things he would "sooner" do. ...
Asked in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
How did Oklahoma City Oklahoma get named?
Oklahoma got its name from a Choctaw chief, named Allen wright. He suggested the name in 1866, from the Indian words "Okla 'homa" which means " red people" But also the nickname of Oklahoma is the sooner state. and that is how Oklahoma got it's name ...