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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. Some curious facts about Oregon:

  • Oregon’s state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.
  • Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
  • The Columbia River gorge is considered by many to be the best place in the world for windsurfing.
  • Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano.
  • Oregon and New Jersey are the only states without self-serve gas stations.
  • Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.
  • Pilot Butte, a cinder cone volcano, exists within the city limits of Bend.
  • At 329 feet the Coast Douglas-Fir in Oregon is considered the tallest tree in the state.
  • At 8,000 feet deep Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.
  • The hazelnut is Oregon’s official state nut. Oregon is the only state that has an official state nut. The hazelnut is also known as the filbert.
  • Oregon’s state birthday is on February 14, Valentine’s Day.
  • The “Oregon Pioneer” statue that tops the capitol building is a work by Ulric Ellerhusen. This heroic figure represents the spirit of Oregon’s early settlers.
  • The state park system has 159 yurts located in 19 parks. Yurts are a circular domed tent suitable for camping.
  • Navy blue and gold are Oregon’s official state colors.
  • The Chinook salmon is Oregon’s official state fish.
  • The Willamette River was discovered in 1792.
  • In 1858 the richest gold find in the Cascade Mountains was discovered in the Bohemia Mining District at Sharp’s Creek near Cottage Grove.
  • Dorris Ranch in Springfield became the first commercial filbert orchard in the state.
  • In 1876 the University of Oregon opened in Eugene. Deady Hall was the first building on campus and still exists.
  • In 1880 a sea cave was discovered near what is now known as Florence. Sea Lion Caves is known to be the largest sea cave in the world.

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