Tuesday Trivia: July 19, 2022

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Test your Oklahoma knowledge and win prizes by answering our weekly Tuesday Trivia question. Every week, we’ll choose a winner from the correct respondents to receive a prize—from an Okie sticker to a subscription to Oklahoma Today and more.

Governor Murray and the Oklahoma National Guard block traffic on the Red River bridge. Photo courtesy Oklahoma Historical Society

Governor Murray and the Oklahoma National Guard block traffic on the Red River bridge. Photo courtesy Oklahoma Historical Society

Bad blood between Texas and Oklahoma is nothing new, thanks in part to decades of dominant University of Oklahoma football teams, but it runs a bit deeper than that. In 1931 the states went to "war" with one another over a pair of bridges crossing the Red River. On July 17, Gov. William "Alfalfa Bill" Murray ordered a new, free bridge open with the understanding that Oklahoma owned both sides of the river based on a treaty from more than a century before, setting off the bloodless battle between the states. It was resolved a few months later.

What was the name of the treaty Gov. Murray referenced when he ordered the bridge to be opened?

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