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Oregon

Oregon State Map - EVSP

History: Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859. It was the 33rd state to join the United States.

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano.

Famous People from Oregon: River Phoenix, Ty Burrell, Terri Irwin, Kathleen Hanna, Ashton Eaton, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Beverly Clearly (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-oregon for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Salem, Oregon
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Beaver State”
    The American Beaver was named Oregon state animal by the 1969 Legislature. In addition, beavers and their dams play a key role in the Oregon ecosystem.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Hillboro
  • Average Climate: 34-82°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Salmon, oysters, geoducks, Tillamook cheddar, beer, Tim’s Cascade chips, Thai food, garlic fries (see http://www.delish.com/cooking/news/a42017/foods-that-are-better-pacific-northwest/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/oregon/historic-landmarks-or/

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Oregon is available at http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/oregon/historic-landmarks-or/

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Oregon include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Major league sports teams in Oregon include:

Minor league sports teams in Oregon include: