Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. -Tobias Smollett
Question #1101 posted on 10/24/2003 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
why is oklahoma called the "sooner state"?

- sooner said than done

A: Dear Sooner said than done-

Okalhoma was designated as indian territory and only certain people could settle there in the 1800's. However, the state was soon overrun by illegal settlers, called Sooners. That is how it got the name.

- The Captain