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On May 27, 1999 a tartan (plaid cloth) was adopted and officially registered with the Scottish Tartan Society in Scotland. The tartan's red, white, black, and gold on a field of blue represent people, agricultural and manufactured products, and natural resources.
Oklahoma Tartan adopted with House Concurrent Resolution No. 1025
The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Oklahoma" tartan is shown below.
STA ref: 2429
STWR ref: 2429
Tartan date: 01/03/1998
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Registration notes: Registration application to the Authority documents Polly Wittering as the designer but the Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives on 6th April 1999, identifies Jerrel (Gerald) R. Murray as the designer (possibly President Emeritus of United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma). Certainly woven by the House of Edgar. Graphic matches House of Edgar printout.
A Concurrent Resolution making the Oklahoma Tartan the official tartan for the State of Oklahoma; and directing distribution.
WHEREAS, the Oklahoma Tartan has no one group, association, society or organization proposing the Oklahoma Tartan pattern; and
WHEREAS, the original Oklahoma Tartan was designed by Jerrel R. Murray, a citizen and resident of the State of Oklahoma; and
WHEREAS, the original Oklahoma Tartan was professionally manufactured and woven by The House Of Edgar, Pitlochry, Scotland; and
WHEREAS, the Oklahoma Tartan was registered the second day of March, 1998, by Certificate of Accreditation with the Scottish Tartan Society, Pitlochry, Scotland; and
WHEREAS, the Oklahoma Tartan, by name and production, was available as early as 1998; and
WHEREAS, several states have already adopted a state tartan; and
WHEREAS, the Oklahoma Tartan's thread design is available to all nationalities for duplication; and
WHEREAS, the designer of the Oklahoma Tartan intended it to be shared by all citizens and nationalities regardless of cultural, racial or political background but not to be coveted by one group;
Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the 1st Session of the 42nd Oklahoma Legislature, the Senate concurring therein:
THAT the Oklahoma Tartan so registered by Certificate of Accreditation with the Scottish Tartan Society, Pitlochry, Scotland, whose colors of red, white, black and gold on a field of blue are representative of the people, agriculture products, manufactured products, and natural resources of Oklahoma, be duly ratified as the official tartan for the State of Oklahoma; and
THAT THAT a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor, for proclamation to the citizens of the State of Oklahoma, the United States of America and the Scottish Tartan Society that the above described tartan be the official tartan for the State of Oklahoma.
Adopted by the House of Representatives the 6th day of April, 1999.
Adopted by the Senate the 26th day of May, 1999.
Filed with the Secretary of State May 27, 1999.