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12 Interesting Facts About Oregon

Updated on April 9, 2013

1. Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

2. Crater Lake in Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States.

3. Oregon's state flag has a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two different designs.

4. The Tillamook Cheese Factory is the largest cheese factory in the world.

5. Eugene, Oregon has been named as one of the top ten cycling communities in the United States.

6. Oregon's nickname is "The Beaver State."

7. Oregon has a city named Sisters and another called Brothers.

8. Oregon is the only state to have an official state nut, which is the hazelnut.

9. Portland, Oregon is known as the "City of Roses."

10. Oregon is the country's leading producer of Christmas trees.

11. Oregon's Carousel Museum contains the world’s largest collection of carousel horses.

12. Hells Canyon in Oregon is the deepest river gorge in North America.


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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Excellent. I didn't know any of these facts until now.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Who would have thought it is the region for producing the most Christmas trees. It must be beautiful during the holidays. Also, your very first line caught my interest right away - ghosts!

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      For some crazy reason, I did know some of these facts, even though I've never been to Oregon! Thank you for a fun hub!

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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Very interesting Koshaugh, I had no idea there were so many ghost towns in Oregon. Great facts!