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Oregon

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)

 

 

Video of Welcome to Oregon (1 of 1)

 

 

Ships in Coos Bay, Oregon, (As seen from Bastendorf County RV Park)

Huntington, Oregon

 

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