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Oregon Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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Oregon

"Beaver State"

Motto
Alis volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings) (1987)
Capitol
Salem
Name Origin
Unknown. However, it is generally accepted that the name, first used by Jonathan Carver in 1778, was taken from the writings of Maj. Robert Rogers, an English army officer.
Statehood Date
Feb. 14, 1859 (33rd)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Oregon along with the year they became official.

Flower Oregon Grape (1899)
Tree Douglas Fir (1939)
Animal Beaver (1969)
Bird Western Meadowlark (1927)
Fish Chinook Salmon (1961)
Rock Thunderegg (1965)
Colors Navy Blue And Gold (1959)
Song “Oregon, My Oregon” (1927)
Insect Swallowtail Butterfly (1979)
Dance Square Dance (1977)
Nut Hazelnut (1989)
Gemstone Sunstone (1987)
Seashell Oregon Hairy Triton (1991)
Beverage Milk (1997)
Mushroom Pacific Golden Chanterelle (1999)
Demographics
Population Density
35.6 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
95,997 sq mi. (248,632 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
3300 ft (1005.84 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
119°F (48°C) on August 10, 1898
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–54°F (–48°C) on February 10, 1933

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Eugene, Cascades & Coast Eugene, Cascades & Coast Eugene, Cascades & Coast
Southwest OregonEugene is a sleepy town known for its laid back culture. It is close to the famous Oregon Coast as well and home to several world-class wineries.
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Oregon's Mt Hood Territory Oregon's Mt Hood Territory Oregon's Mt Hood Territory
Northern OregonFrom majestic Mount Hood to the green and sprawling Willamette Valley, Oregon's Mount Hood Territory is a place to be explored. Enjoy conquering historic hiking trails or take on Mount Hood on skis for an experience not soon to be forgotten.
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Harney County Harney County Harney County
Central OregonExperience Oregon's Big Country...Harney County. Ripe for exploration, it is the "Big Lonesome" captured in western features with open space, wildlife, and scenic beauty of limitless proportions. This area of Oregon's High Desert is a diamond in the rough with unbelievable lakes, streams, and mountains creating the ultimate Oasis'.
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Baker County Baker County Baker County
EasternBaker County is your Base Camp for experiencing Eastern Oregon. Base Camp Baker answers the question: "what is there to do in Baker County?" If you're in the market for a little time away from it all, we invite you to visit Baker County, Oregon, where Our History is Your Story!
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Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis
Willamette ValleyWhile traveling to Oregon be sure and stop by Corvallis in the very heart of the Willamette Valley, near great outdoor recreation and within 90 miles of Portland and the Oregon Coast. Come enjoy great cuisine and fine local wine, listen to some live music, browse the farmers market, or stroll one of our many beautiful parks. Corvallis is a place made different, come visit us.
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