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Topics in Chronicling America - From Territory to Statehood: The West

Referred to as "the land of fertility and progress," Oklahoma enters into statehood November 16, 1907, becoming the country's 46th state. Two other western territories preceded Oklahoma's statehood, with Wyoming joining the Union on July 10, 1890, and Utah being admitted on January 4, 1896. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection ( Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.

Great seal of the new state of Oklahoma

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Important Dates:

  • July 1890: Wyoming joins the Union as a state.
  • January 1896: Utah admitted as a state.
  • November 1907: Oklahoma voted into statehood.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Indian Territory, state, admission, territory, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma.

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