Happy Oregon Day!
Yesterday was National Oregon Day. . .
Happy National Oregon Day ! ! !
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A Beginning To The Western World:
The Beginning Years: History shows mentions of Oregon dating back to as early as the 16th century. During the 18th and 19th centuries, European powers, then later the United States did not exactly agree over possession of the region. In November, 1805, the Corps of Discovery Expedition followed along the Colombia River Gorge, reaching the Pacific Ocean, and were able to spend a winter at Fort Clatsop.
More History: In the year 1846, the United States and Great Britain compromised the division of Oregon, and became a state officially on February 14, 1859 After the inception of Oregon, pioneers followed in their footsteps and cut the terrestrial path that became the Oregon Trail.
The Haven of Oregon: Oregon is home to a very assorted home of different terrain. Oregon has volcanoes, lakes, streams, rivers, dense forests that include evergreens and semi-arid shrubland, as well as high deserts. The volcano Mount Hood stands at the state’s highest point of 11,249 feet. Crater Lake National Park is home to Crater Lake, which is the deepest lake in the United States. The Malheur National Forest is home of the single largest organism in the world, an Armillaria ostoyae, which is a fungus running beneath 2,200 acres of ground.
Climate of Oregon: Oregon is home to long, warm, and wet summers, and freezing, snowy, and windy winters, being basically partly cloudy year round. The temperature typically varies from between 13°F to 82°F year round, and is rarely ever below the bitter cold temperature of -7°F or above the hot temperature of 90°F.
The Great Location of Oregon: Oregon is located right between the northern state of California and the southern border of Washington. It is west of Idaho, north of California, south of Washington, and east of the Pacific Ocean.
Oregon’s Statehood Facts:
- Date: February 14, 1859
- Capital: Salem
- Population: 4.246 million (2022)
- Size: 98,466 square miles
- Nickname: Beaver State
- State Motto: Alis Volat Propriis (She Flies With Her Own Wings)
- Tree: Douglas-fir
- Flower: Oregon grape
- Bird: Western Meadowlark
|Oregon Officially Adopted as a U.S. State, State Song, Admission Date & Oregon Flag|
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♪ State Song ♫
|33rd State. Oregon Territory (partial)
“Lumberjack” by Johnny Cash
|See: Officially Adopted as a U.S. States, State Songs, Admission Dates & Flags at: National States And Capitals Day! – 2022|
Some Great Oregon Sites: Here is a list of some some great places to visit while in Oregon:
- Crater Lake National Park
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
- Ecola State Park and Tillamook Head, Cannon Beach
- Washington Park, Portland
- Mount Hood National Forest
- High Desert Museum, Bend
- Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, Astoria
- Hood River, on the banks of the Columbia River
- The Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, the 12-mile linear park, between Brookings and Gold Beach
- Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne
- Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland
- Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Yaquina Bay, Newport
- McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway, Sisters
- Silver Falls State Park, Sublimity
- Depoe Bay, off the Pacific Ocean
Memorable Oregon Events: Here is a list of some events that happened in Oregon:
- The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905
- A Japanese balloon bomb explodes in Lake County, killing six on May 5, 1945
- The Columbia River floods in 1948
- The remnants of Typhoon Freda strike the Pacific Northwest in 1962
- Bottle recycling law goes into effect in 1972
- Vote by mail system implemented on November 3, 1998
- Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage is struck down by a federal court on May 19, 2014
- The COVID-19 pandemic impacts Oregon and the world from 2020-2022
- The World Athletics Championships held in Eugene in the month of July 2022
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