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Oregon – the Beaver State

   
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Oregon Printables
 

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Oregon State Bird: Western Meadowlark

 
Top Five Facts
 

1. ) Oregon’s Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.

2. ) The Nike Corporation is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

3. ) The Simpsons, America’s longest running sitcom, is situated in Springfield, Oregon. For many years, viewers knew the show took place in Springfield, but the actual state was a mystery.

4. ) Portland, Oregon’s largest city, was named after Francis Pettygrove, one of the city’s founders, won a coin flip. He decided to name the city after his hometown of Portland, Maine. The pnny that was flipped is known as the Portland Penny, and is displayed in a local museum.

5. ) Eugene, Oregon, was the first city in America to have one-way streets.

 
Oregon in History
 

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1543 – 1792: British and Spanish explorers came and settled looking for the “great river of the west” and to trade fur with the Indians.

1792: Captain Robert Gray found and named the Columbia River.

1804-1805: Lewis and Clark, sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Purchase and find a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean, built Fort Clatsop on the Columbia River. They sent word that there were many fur-bearing animals.

1810-1812: The Astor Expedition, funded by millionaire John Jacob Astor, brought fur traders to modern-day Astoria on the Columbia River. It became the first “White” settlement in the region.

1842-1843: Thousands of people arrived in Oregon’s Willamette Valley using the Oregon Trail.

1846: The Oregon Treaty settled a major boundary dispute between The United States and Great Britain.

1848: Oregon was established as a territory.

1859: Oregon became the 33rd state in the United States.

1873: The “great fire” in the city of Portland, Oregon, destroys most of town and costs the city $1,250,300.

1933-1937: Industrial development increases with the building of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

1942: In June of 1942, a Japanese submarine launched shells on Fort Stevens in Oregon. This was the only attack on the United States mainland during World War II. The submarine surfaced near the entrance of the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean. The only damage they did was to a baseball field’s backstop.

1966: The Astoria-Megler Bridge, was finished and stretched 4.1 miles from Astoria, Oregon, to Point Ellice, Washington. The bridge is 1,232 feet in length, the worlds 2nd longest “continuous truss” bridge.

1991: Mrs. Barbara Roberts becomes the first woman governor of Oregon.

 

Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail, the best known of the western migreation routes terminated in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in Oregon City. Learn all about this storied trail and visit the various landmarks and important stops by clicking the link above.

   
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Lewis and Clark in Depth

This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition for kids. It contains numerous printable and interactive activities as well as a guided tour along the trail.

 

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Selected Oregon Video – Crater Lake National Park