Oregon State
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Oregon State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Oregon as the 33rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Oregon.

State Name:
Oregon

Abbreviation:
OR

Capital:
Salem

Date of Statehood:
February 14, 1859

Population:
3,641,056 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Oregon produces lilies, cheese, cranberries, wheat, alfalfa, barley, onions, corn, potatoes, sugar beets and melons, oysters, mussels, clams, salmon, halibut, cod, snapper, bass, crabs, shrimp and scallops. Farmers in the inland valleys grow hay, grain, grass seed, vegetables, nuts (Oregon is the nation's largest producer of hazelnuts), berries, Christmas trees, wine grapes, flower bulbs, pears, plums, cherries and apples. also are raised. Oregon's livestock includes poultry, cows, sheep and pigs.

Primary Industry:
Oregon's largest manufacturing industries include forest products, high technology, food processing and metals. Services, agriculture, tourism and international trade are other important sectors of Oregon's economy. Industries that are growing quickly in Oregon include plastics, biotechnology, software, and film and video production.

Nickname:
The Beaver State

Motto:
Alis Volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings.)

Flower:
Oregon Grape (Legislation of 1899)
Picture of the Oregon Grape, the official state flower of Oregon.

Tree:
The Douglas Fir (Legislation of 1939)

Bird:
Western Meadowlark (Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Western+Meadowlark, the official state bird of Oregon.
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Fish:
Chinook Salmon (Legislation of 1961)

Insect:
Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly (Legislation of 1979)

Gemstone:
Sunstone (Legislation of 1987)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Oregon.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Oregon.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Oregon.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Oregon state.
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