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Oregon


33rd State (February 14, 1859), the western U.S.

State Abbreviation: OR

Nickname: Beaver State

Origin of name: The origin is unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon State:

Capital: Salem
Motto: "She Flies With Her Own Wings"
Oregon State Seal
Animal: American Beaver
Beverage: Milk
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Dance: Square Dance
Fish: Chinook Salmon
Flower: Oregon Grape
Fossil: Metasequoia
Fruit: Pear
Gem: Oregon Sunstone

Insest: Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly
Mushroom: Pacific golden chanterelle
Nut: Hazelnut
Rock: Thunder-egg
Seashell: Fusitriton oregonensis (Oregon hairy triton)
Soil: Jory soil
Song: ÔÇťOregon, My Oregon", by J.A. Buchanan of Astoria and Henry B. Murtagh.
Tree: Douglas fir

 

Oregon Flag

Oregon State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)

Oregon USA Map

Things to Know

The flag of the state of Oregon is the only state flag with different pictures on each side. On the reverse is a beaver the state animal.


Oregon Flag

Reverse side of Oregon Flag

United States Senators from Oregon.

David Douglas (Scottish  botanist)
In the 1820s David Douglas traveled through Oregon, he is well remembered in Oregon as the state tree the Douglas fir is name after him.

Crater Lake
A crater lake is a lake that forms in a volcanic crater. It lies within the collapsed crater of an ancient volcano named Mount Mazama. Crater Lake in Oregon is the deepest lake in the USA. Its depth is 1,943 feet (592 m).


Snake River winding through Hells Canyon.

Hells Canyon
Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in the USA. It drops almost 8,000 feet.

Oregon produces about 98% of hazelnuts in the USA.

Portland is the largest city in Oregon. It is nicknamed the "City of Roses." Portland's gardens.

Oregon (and New Jersey) ban self-serve gas stations.

Major Rivers: Columbia River, Snake River, Willamette River

Famous Oregonains

Father of Oregon: Dr. John McLoughlin
Mother of Oregon: Tabitha Moffatt Brown

Beverly Cleary (author)

Douglas C. Engelbart (inventor)
Invented the ancestor to the modern computer mouse and many other things.

Linus Pauling (Chemist, Nobel Winner)

Carl E. Wieman (Physicist, Nobel Winner)

Things to Do

Oregon Flag color page

Oregon State Quarter
Read about the Oregon State Quarter and print out the color page.

Westwared Nickels

Westward Nickels Information and Lewis and Clark color page.

Westward Nickels Series Lesson Plans (k-12)

Stories to Read

Paul Bunyan's Kitchen

Sites to See

The Oregon Trial
The Oregon Trial is a little over 2,000-miles (3,200 km) historic wagon train route from the Missouri River to Oregan.
Oregon Trial-Pathway to the West
Crossing the Oregon Trial (grade 5 & 6)



Pioneer Children's Games

Beverly Clearly
website
Learn about Beverly Clearly and the books she writes.
Includes a game area and an educators area.

Oregon Natural and Cultural History Museum
View museum exhibits online.

 

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