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Official Oregon County and City Sites
  • Capital: Salem
  • Population: 3,421,399
  • Entered the Union: February 14, 1859
  • As the 33rd state
  • Motto: Alis volat Propriis ( She flies with her own wings)
  • Nickname: Beaver State
  • Flower: Oregon grape
  • Bird: Western meadowlark
  • Song: Oregon, My Oregon
  • Sports Teams: Portland Trail Blazers (Men's Basketball).
  • Origin of Name: Unknown. However, it is generally accepted that the name, first used by Jonathan Carver in 1778, was taken from the writings of Maj. Robert Rogers, an English army officer.
  • Major Industries: The lumber and wood products industry, the paper and allied manufacturing industry, and transportation equipment.
  • Historical Sites: The Oregon Trail.
  • Points of Interest: Crater Lake National Park, Mount Hood, and Bonneville Dam on the Columbia
  • Bordering States: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, and the Pacific Ocean.

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