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Oklahoma State Cartoon

GUSTY figurine - click to see all cultural symbols
Photo of GUSTY figurine © the Official Don Woods Website
(used by permission). All State Cultural Symbols.

GUSTY®

Oklahoma designated Gusty® as the official state cartoon symbol in 2005 (the first cartoon symbol for any state).

In 1954 Don Woods and GUSTY® joined KTUL TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 35 memorable years of weather forecasts. During each weathercast Don drew a GUSTY® showing the predicted weather conditions. The popularity of Don and GUSTY® grew throughout portions of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas until they were household names.

Don Woods is a meteorologist, artist, instructor, author, illustrator, mentor, and friend to multitudes. Don and his little cartoon character, GUSTY®, have found a place in our hearts and Oklahoma history.

Source:
GUSTY®: The Official Don Woods Website
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Oklahoma Symbols & Icons:

animal 1-2-3 
mammal - fish
bird 1 - 2
flower 1-2-3
butterfly
insect - reptile
amphibian
fossil -crystal
rock - soil
tree - grass

flag - seal - quarter
name - nickname
motto - poem
tartan - colors
folk dance
theater - cartoon
instrument 1 - 2
songs: 1-2-3-4-5-6
meal - beverage
vegetable - fruit
 

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