State Motto:
"She Flies With Her Own Wings" Additional Information

Admission to Statehood:
February 14, 1859

State Capital: Salem

Largest Cities:
Portland
Eugene
Salem

State Population: 3,421,399
(28th in nation)

Electoral Votes for President: 7

State Nickname:
The Beaver State

Highest Point:
11,239 Feet
STATE SYMBOLS

State Animal:
The Beaver

State Bird:
The Western Meadowlark

State Flower:
Oregon Grape

State Tree:
Douglas Fir

State Gemstone:
Sunstone

State Insect:
Oregon Swallowtail

State Fish:
Chinook Salmon

State of Oregon Information

Click here for the official Oregon State web site


Oregon State Seal
The state seal consists of a shield, surrounded by 33 stars and divided by a ribbon, with the inscription "The Union". Above the ordinary are the mountains and forests of Oregon, an elk with branching antlers, a covered wagon and ox team, the Pacific Ocean with setting sun, a departing British man-of-war signifying the departure of British influence in the region and an arriving American merchant ship signifying the rise of American power. Below the ordinary is a quartering with a sheaf of wheat, plow and pickax, which represent Oregon's mining and agricultural resources. The crest is the American Eagle. Around the perimeter of the seal is the legend "State of Oregon 1859". Additional Information

Oregon State Flag
The Oregon state flag, adopted in 1925, is navy blue with gold lettering and symbols. Blue and gold are the state colors. On the flag's face the legend "STATE OF OREGON" is written above a shield which is surrounded by 33 stars. Below the shield, which is part of the state seal, is written "1859" the year of Oregon's admission to the union as the 33rd state. The flag's reverse side depicts a beaver. Oregon has the distinction of being the only state in the union whose flag has a different pattern on the reverse side. Additional Information


Oregon Economy
Agriculture:Cattle, vegetables, nursery stock, fruits and nuts, dairy products, wheat.

Industry: Lumber and wood products, tourism, food processing, paper products, machinery, scientific instruments and technology.

Additional Oregon Links

  · The Oregon Constitution
  · Oregon Bluebook
  · Oregon Historical Society
  · Oregon Tourism Commission
  · Famous Oregonians



~ STATE SONG ~
Oregon, My Oregon
Lyrics by J.A. Buchanan
Music by Henry B. Murtagh

Land of the Empire Builders,
Land of the Golden West;
conquered and held by free men,
fairest and the best.
Onward and upward ever,
forward and on, and on;
hail to thee, Land of the Heroes, my Oregon.

Land of the rose and sunshine,
land of the summer's breeze;
laden with health and vigor,
fresh from the western seas.
Blest by the blood of martyrs,
land of the setting sun; hail to thee, Land of Promise, my Oregon.
 
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