I recently downloaded some pictures of Claremore, OK from a FB page. Thought I would share them. One is a pic of the old railway station where they filmed the first scene from Oklahoma, the Rodgers and Hammerstein movie. Oklahoma (the musical) was based on a play by Lynn Riggs (man) who was from Claremore. There is a downtown street named after LR in Claremore. Oklahoma became a state in 1907 and was formed from Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory. The area I grew up in was Indian Territory or IT. Oklahoma Territory was in the western part of OK and that was where they had the land run - and the people who ran for the land were called Sooners or Boomers, hence, and they call U of OK football team -the Sooners and their song is called Boomer Sooner. I could sing it for you sometime. U of OK is in Norman, in the western part of OK.