If you were in Oklahoma in the ’30s you would have been witness to the partial depopulation of the state as the draught stricken farmers headed west to California in hopes of finding work. If you were in Oklahoma in the ’80s you would have seen another egress of workers from the state as the oil industry was deliberately destroyed by the imposition of the “Windfall Profits Tax”. Way had to be made for America to buy dirt cheap Saudi oil, and the American oil industry was in the way, This cut throat action hurt the oil-heavy Oklahoma economy for a couple of decades. This country has finally gained energy independence from the oil pirates in the middle east. KLIKDAPIK for more.