If you’ve ever been frustrated by searching for parking and worrying about getting a ticket, you can thank Oklahoma City for introducing the world’s first parking meter in 1935. That’s right, Oklahoma was the birthplace of the parking meter, and it all started with a man named Carl C. Magee. Keep reading to learn more about this cool piece of Oklahoma history.

Check out this video by OETA to learn more about the world’s first parking meter:

You can also visit the Oklahoma Historical Society website.

Did you know about this invention that’s part of Oklahoma’s history? I’d say this is a pretty interesting story!

The parking meter wasn’t the only thing invented in Oklahoma. Check out our previous article: “Some People Don’t Know These 9 Things Came From Oklahoma” to learn about some other cool inventions that came from the Sooner State.

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