Oregon Tourism Commission, 670 Hawthorne SE #240, Salem OR 97301; 503-378-8850; 800-547-7842. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.traveloregon.com.
State Animal: American beaver
State Beverage: milk
State Bird: western meadowlark
State Dance: square dance
State Fish: chinook salmon
State Flower: Oregon grape
State Fossil: Metasequoia or dawn redwood
State Fruit: pear
State Gemstone: Oregon sunstone
State Insect: Oregon swallowtail butterfly
State Motto: She Flies With Her Own Wings
State Mushroom: Pacific golden chanterelle
State Nickname: Beaver State
State Nut: hazelnut (Oregon grows 99% of the U.S. commercial crop)
State Rock: thunder-egg geode
State Seashell: Oregon hairy triton, aka Fusitriton oregonensis
State Soil: Jory soil series
State Song: Oregon, My Oregon
State Tree: Douglas fir
Astoria, Oregon First settlement. Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Marine Drive, P O Box 176,
Astoria, Oregon 97103-0176; 503-325-6311; Fax: 503-325-9767; 800-875-6807. Email: email@example.com.
Oregon City, Oregon Oregon City Chamber of Commerce, 1810 Washington Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045; 503-656-1619;
Fax: 503-656-2274. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web:
http://www.oregoncity.org. The first incorporated city west of the Mississippi, Oregon City acted as Oregon's territorial capital from 1848 to 1851.
Linn City, Oregon City of West Linn, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn, Oregon 97068; 503-657-0331. Web:
http://www.ci.west-linn.or.us. For one session in
1851, the legislature met in Linn City, Oregon (across the Willamette River from
Oregon City) to vote on an omnibus bill that included making Salem the state
capital. This city became West Linn after the original downtown was destroyed by fire in 1854 and a new downtown was built west of that.
Corvallis, Oregon Corvallis Tourism, 553 NW Harrison Boulevard, Corvallis, Oregon 97330; 541-757-1544; 800-334-8118;
Fax: 541-753-2664. Web: http://www.visitcorvallis.com. Corvalis was the state capital for eight months in 1855, long enough for the
legislature to pass one bill to move the capital back to Salem.
Salem, Oregon Oregon State Capitol,
900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301;
503-986-1187; 800-323-2313. Web: http://www.leg.state.or.us/html_tour/home.htm. Territorial capital from 1852 to 1854. State capital since 1854.
Oregon, My Oregon.
Oregon harvests more timber than any other state.
Oregon raises more llamas than any other state in the U.S., more than 1/4 of the country's total.
In 1913, Oregon became the first state to pass a decent minimum wage law.
In 1971, Oregon was the first state to ban non-returnable cans and bottles.
Eugene, Oregon was the first city to have one-way streets.
Hell's Canyon of the Snake River is the deepest canyon in the U.S. (8,023 feet deep).
In 1902, the largest meteorite in the U.S. was found in Willamette Valley.
The Carousel Museum features the worlds largest collection of carousel horses.