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Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Blair is approximately 922 (1990), 818 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 429 (1990), 336 (2010).
The amount of land area in Blair is 1 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Blair to Washington DC is 1332 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 116 miles. (as the crow flies)
Blair is positioned 34.77 degrees north of the equator and 99.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

In the summer of 1927 or 1928. Blair was one mile south of where it is now, located at the intersection just south of the cow's water tank on the highway 287. At that time the town was named Dot, Oklahoma. They had had several tornadoes in that area. In 1927 or 1928, Dot was wiped out completely by a tornado so it was decided to move the town north. When they moved they re-named the town Blair. Again, in 1947, a tornado tore through the town, killed a few people and tore down some buildings. People running out of the movie theater were injured by falling bricks rom another building falling down.
Blair used to have a rodeo every year, a carnival with a few good rides and several parades. Blair even had a doctor up stairs over the drug store. The drug store had beautiful dark mahogany wood cases behind the soda fountain counter. You could go into the drug store and get a 5 cent cherry phosphate soda. In the 1950's, Blair was hopping. There was a teen town next door to Roy's Cafe. The kids would go there and listen to the juke box and have cokes, fries with hot butter, etc... There was a dance every Friday, Saturday, and sometimes Sunday nights after church.
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