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OREGON FACTS

STATE NAME: Oregon
STATE NICKNAME: The Beaver State
STATE FLOWER: Oregon grape
STATE BIRD: Western Meadowlark
STATE SONG: “Oregon, My Oregon”
STATE TREE: Douglas Fir
STATE ANIMAL: Beaver
STATE FISH: Chinook Salmon

Fun Facts

OREGON TRIVIA
YUM!
Milk is Oregon’s official state beverage.

NATURE’S ENGINEER
The American beaver is Oregon’s state animal. Oregon is known as the “Beaver State”: and Oregon State University’s athletic teams are called the “Beavers.”

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
Umatilla is an Indian term meaning “rippling water” or “water rippling over sand” and has provided the name both for the county and its major river.

DID YOU KNOW?
• Oregon’s state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.

OREGON FACTS

• Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

• Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago. Its crystal-blue waters are world renowned.

• 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.

• Navy blue and gold are Oregon’s official state colors.

• At 11,239 feet, Mount Hood stands as the tallest peak in Oregon. Mount Hood is a dormant volcano.

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