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|Entered the Union: February 14, 1859 (33)||Capital: Salem|
|Origin of Name: Unknown. First used by Jonathan Carver in 1778 – taken from the writings of Major Robert Rogers, an English army officer. It may derive from the word "ooligan" an Indian word for the smelt, a fish widely traded in the western parts of North America. Another possibility is a deritive of the French ouragan, meaning storm or hurricane.|
|State Nickname: Beaver State||State Flower: Oregon Grape|
|State Bird: Western Meadowlark||State Tree: Douglas Fir|
|State Insect: Oregon Swallowtail||State Animal: American Beaver|
|State Fish: The Chinook Salmon||State Nut: Hazelnut|
|State Rock: The Thunder-egg (geode)||State Beverage: Milk|
|State Song: “Oregon, My Oregon"||State Gem: Oregon sunstone|
|State Motto: Alis volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings)|
|National Park: 1 • National Forests: 13 • State Parks: 231|
|Famous for: Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, Oregon Dunes, Columbia River, Tillamook Cheese|
|Famous Oregonians: Robert Gray (discovered Columbia River), Chief Joseph (Nez Perce), Dave Kingman (baseball), Jane Powell (actress & singer), Doc Severinsen (band leader), Sally Struthers (actress)|
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