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STATE FACTS

Nickname
Beaver State

Name
first written reference to Oregon is in a 1765 proposal for a journey, written by Major Robert Rogerste, "...the River called by the Indians Ouragon"

Capital
Salem

Population
3,203,735
(1996 estimate)

Largest Cities
Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton, Medford

Yearly Precipitation
Salem: 39.16 feet

Average Temperature
Salem
Jan. 39.6 F, 4.22 C
July 66.3 F, 19.0 C
Burns
Jan. 23.3 F, -4.83 C
July 66.2 F, 19.0 C

Animal
Beaver

Bird
Western Meadowlark

Fish
Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Flower
Oregon Grape
(Berberis aquifolium, the fruit is edible)
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Tree
Douglas Fir
(Pseudotsuga menziesii, its timber is said to be stronger than concrete)

Land Area
98,386 square miles
251.419 square km
(9th largest US state)

Geographic Center
Crook
(25 miles south-southeast of Prineville)

Highest Point
Mount Hood, 11,240 feet

Deepest Gorge
Hell's Canyon 7,900 feet

Deepest Lake
Crater Lake 1 932 feet
(deepest in U.S.)

Largest Lake
Malheur Lake
(south of Burns)

Longest River
Columbia 1,243 miles

Highest Waterfalls
Multnomah Falls 620 feet

Motto
Alis Volat Propriis
Latin for "She Flies With Her Own Wings"

Admitted to Union
February 14, 1859
(as 33rd US state)


Oregon
Visitor Information

Government Web Sites

Oregon Blue Book - Introduction
A page on the historical and descriptive details of Oregon's state symbols, including the state flag, animal, bird, dance, song, fish, flower, insect and nut. And a page on Oregon's almanac of facts and figures. These pages are part of the Office of the Secretary of State web site.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fish identification, fish enhancement programs, and licensing information. Hunting seasons and licensing, wildlife areas, programs and diversity.

Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon Department of Forestry Links

Oregon Governor

Oregon Online
State of Oregon home page.

Oregon Road Reports

Travel Oregon
This Oregon Tourism Commission web site includes lists of chambers and visitor bureaus. Search for attractions by region or by activity.

USDA Forest Service
This is a page on the Department of Agriculture's web site, on National Forests in Oregon.

Commercial Web Sites

Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP) - Oregon
Covers activities and attractions in Oregon.

Oregon Citylink Online Travel Guide. E-mail

Oregon Coast Magazine

Oregon OnLine Highways - Travel Guide to Oregon

Oregon Scenic Byways

Oregontrail.com
Pictures, articles and links about places to go and things to do with a special focus on the Oregon outdoors!

Tread Lightly

WebTrail
WebTrail is a Southern Oregon web site located in Grants Pass focusing on Genealogy, Oregon History, Computer, and Local Business information.

Welcome to Oregon
This web site by Essentix has information on communities, activities, the land, the culture, and maps of Oregon.

Weather

Oregon Climate Service

The Weather Channel - Oregon
Today's weather and a 5-day forecast for over 30 towns and cities in Oregon.

ACTIVITIES

Downhill Ski Areas
Relief map of downhill (alpine) ski areas in Oregon. Color coded to show more popular ski areas. By Go Northwest!

Native Plant Society of Oregon
The work of the Society includes preservation of native flora and the botanical education of Society members and the public.

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