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History of Oregon, USA

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Visit Oregon, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano.

At 11,239 feet Mount Hood stands as the tallest peak in Oregon. Mount Hood is a dormant volcano.

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  • 1819 - A treaty between the United States and Spain established the current southern border between Oregon and California. The treaty was signed in 1819.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ oregon.html

  • 1843 - First group of 900 emigrants arrived via Oregon Trail

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm

  • 1859 - Oregon became 33rd state


  • 1869 - Union and Central Pacific Railroads connected

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm

  •  Oregon, USA
    Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Oregon
    Oregon, or'e-gon, one of the Pacific states of the American Union, bounded N. by Washington, E. by Idaho, S. by Nevada and California, and W. by the...Read MORE...


  •  Oregon, USA
    City Hall, Eugene, Oregon
    Postcard
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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • News 1903 - June 14 - The Heppner Disaster occurred in Oregon.
    A cloudburst in the hills sent a flood down Willow Creek, and a twenty foot wall of water swept away a third of the town in minutes, killing 236...Read MORE...


  • 1908 - Oregon limits the workday for women to 10 hours
    – with the implication that women are too fragile to work much longer than that, or they are needed at home.
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history

  •  Oregon, USA
    Tongue Point & Columbia River, Astoria, Ore.
    Postcard
  • News 1919 - February 25 – Oregon places a one cent per US gallon (0.26¢/liter) tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 25, 1919

  • 1933 - Tillamook Burn destroyed over 240,000 acres of forest

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm

  • News 1950 - March 19 - Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for the state of Oregon.

    The Weather Channel
    March 19, 1950

  • News 1962 - October 12 - The "Columbus Day Big Blow" occurred in the Pacific Northwest.
    It was probably the most damaging windstorm of record west of the Cascade Mountains. Winds reached hurricane force, with gusts above 100 mph. More...Read MORE...


  • 1966 - Astoria Bridge completed linking Oregon and Washington

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm

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    Oregon Coast
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  • 1975 - March 16 - A single storm brought 119 inches of snow to Crater Lake, O.R., establishing a state record.

    The Weather Channel



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Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon
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City Hall, Eugene, Oregon
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois



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Tongue Point & Columbia River, Astoria, Ore.
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  • 1819 - A treaty between the United States and Spain established the current southern border between Oregon and California. The treaty was signed in 1819.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ oregon.html
  • 1843 - First group of 900 emigrants arrived via Oregon Trail

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm
  • 1859 - Oregon became 33rd state
  • 1869 - Union and Central Pacific Railroads connected

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm
  • 1895 - Oregon
    Oregon, or'e-gon, one of the Pacific states of the American Union, bounded N. by Washington, E. by Idaho, S. by Nevada and California, and W. by the... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - June 14 - The Heppner Disaster occurred in Oregon.
    A cloudburst in the hills sent a flood down Willow Creek, and a twenty foot wall of water swept away a third of the town in minutes, killing 236... Read MORE...

  • 1908 - Oregon limits the workday for women to 10 hours
    – with the implication that women are too fragile to work much longer than that, or they are needed at home.
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history
  • News  1919 - February 25 – Oregon places a one cent per US gallon (0.26¢/liter) tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 25, 1919
  • 1933 - Tillamook Burn destroyed over 240,000 acres of forest

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm
  • News  1950 - March 19 - Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for the state of Oregon.

    The Weather Channel
    March 19, 1950
  • News  1962 - October 12 - The "Columbus Day Big Blow" occurred in the Pacific Northwest.
    It was probably the most damaging windstorm of record west of the Cascade Mountains. Winds reached hurricane force, with gusts above 100 mph. More... Read MORE...

  • 1966 - Astoria Bridge completed linking Oregon and Washington

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ortimeln.htm
  • 1975 - March 16 - A single storm brought 119 inches of snow to Crater Lake, O.R., establishing a state record.

    The Weather Channel

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