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.