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OREGON  
EUGENE  
AREA (land) 95,997 sq miles (water) 2,383 sq miles (TOTAL) 98,380 sq miles
CAPITAL Salem
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: Aug. 14, 1848 , Entered Union (rank): Feb. 14, 1859 (33) Present constitution adopted: 1859
LOCATION 44.924N, 123.022W
MEAN ELEVATION (average) 3,312 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Mount Hood; 11,239 feet, 13th
LOWEST POINT Pacific coast; sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 36
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER approximately 25 miles to the southeast of Prineville, in Crook County
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK thunderegg (1965)
STATE GEMSTONE sunstone (1987)
STATE FLAG The flag of Oregn is the only state flag with different pictures on each side. On the reverse appears a beaver the state animal. Both sides have a field of navy blue with design in gold. The front picture includes a heart shaped shield with an eagle on top, surronded by thirty-three stars. ( The number of states in 1859. ) The scene on the shield shows the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, mountains, forests and a covered wagon. A plow, wheat and pickax represent farming and mining. Of the two ships: The one leaving is a British ship and the one arriving is a United States ship representing trade. The eagle represents the United States. On a banner are the words "The Union" representing support for the United States. Finally the flag is emblazoned with the words "State of Oregon" above the picture and the date of statehood "1859" below.
STATE COLORS navy blue and gold (1959)
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Spotted Owl - It's What's For Dinner
STATE MOTTO Alis Volat Propiis She Flies With Her Own Wings
STATE SONG Oregon, My Oregon 50states List Sheet Music
STATE TREE
STATE BIRD Western Meadowlark
STATE ANIMAL beaver (1969)
STATE FISH chinook salmon (1961)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Beaver State
STATE FLOWER Oregon Grape Mahonia aquifolium aka: Berberis aquifolium
BORDERING STATES California Idaho Nevada Washington

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