French Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma

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French food, wine and fashion have epitomized sophistication for Oklahomans for more than a century.
French born l'Alliance Francaise d'OKC member Eline Brown celebrates Mardi Gras at the Francophile club's annual dinner.
French born l'Alliance Francaise d'OKC member Eline Brown celebrates Mardi Gras at the Francophile club's annual dinner.

French People in Oklahoma: Eliane Brown

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Oklahoma is become increasingly European, according to Eliane Brown. When she first moved here from France in 1952, it was like a different world. “The two countries were like night and day,” she says. “People didn’t even cook with garlic.”

French Culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Wed, Jun 30, 2010
L'Alliance Francaise d'OKC celebrate Mardi Gras by drinking Hurricanes and conversing in French at the Bourbon Street Cafe in Bricktown.   Photo by David Christopher, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

French has been a byword for sophistication in Oklahoma for more than a century and we still eat their toast, drink their wine and enjoy their style.

French History in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The Louisiana territory was claimed in 1682 on behalf of the French king by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. At the time, Oklahoma, which was inhabited by nomadic and seminomadic Indians, was considered to be part of Louisiana Territory.

French Ancestry in Oklahoma Statistics

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates for Oklahomans with French Ancestry



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