Three out of four ain't bad?
In the Joplin, Missouri phone book, there are thirty or so listings for businesses called “Tri-State _______”.
“Tri-State” means, of course, “representing three states”.
The thing is, Joplin is part of a four-state areaMissouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas:
So, either these businesses were established way back before Oklahoma became a U.S. state in 1907, or I think someone’s getting a bad deal here.