Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY, a city, the capital of the State and county-seat of Oklahoma co., Okla.; on the North Canadian river, and on the Santa Fé, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, and the St. Louis and San Francisco railroads; 31 miles S. of Guthrie. It is the entrepot of a rich agricultural country, and is the center of an important oil producing region. It has developed greatly as a manufacturing community in recent years. It has National banks, and several daily and weekly newspapers, and contains cotton gins, flour mills, packing houses, publishing houses, oil refineries and soap factories. Pop. (1890) 4,151; (1900) 10,037; (1910) 64,205; (1920) 91,295.