OREGON

Oregon is bordered by Washington, along the Columbia River to the north, Idaho, across the Snake River to the east, Nevada and California to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

The Spanish and their English sailors are known to have found the Oregon coast in 1500 and 1600 with Captain James Cook, finding the Northwest Passage and mapped some power along the coastline in 1778. In 1792 in Columbia the captain Robert Gray discovered the river named after the ship and took the region for the United States.

In 1805, Lewis and Clark were known to explore the region and John James furs deport located in Astoria was founded in 1811. A conflict over the control of Oregon between the settlers in American and Hudson Bay Company was later decided in 1846 Treaty of Oregon with Great Britain letting go of the region.

The state land area is 96981 square miles (251,181 square kilometers) with over 3831074 in population as at 2010 which made an increase of 12% from the 2000 census. The Capital of the state is Salem; Portland is known to be the largest city. Oregon was admitted to the state union on February 14, 1859 as the 33rd state. The Beaver State is the nickname of Oregon

Oregon is well known in the agricultural sector, with greenhouse and nursery products such as daffodils, gladioli, irises, lilies, peonies and tulips bulbs are the most important product in Oregon. Hay is known to be the 2ndranked farm crop generating 7% of the total agricultural cost in the state.

Ryegrass, wheat and onions are also important crop in the state. Oregon is also known to be a major producer of the country’s seed for crops like bent grass, fescue, ryegrass, crimson clover, Kentucky and the Merion bluegrasses orchards. Oregon is a major producer in Christmas tree and peppermint oil.

Landmarks in Oregon includes the Oregon State Capitol, this building comprises of the governor’s office, treasurer of the state office, secretary of state office; Pioneer Courthouse, known to be the second oldest to the west of the Mississippi river and the oldest federal building in the pacific northwest. Other landmarks are Oregon Zoo, Yapoah Crater, Monument Flat, Harlow Crater, The Oaks Amusement Park, Burns Paiute Indian Reservation, Millican Crater, and Community Music Center.

Living in Oregon simply means you experience Oregon. Oregon is one of the states in United States that offers no sales tax from the lowest thing to buy to the highest thing. Bikes is a thing of joy in the state, especially in Portland as there are lots of places in the state you don’t really need a car. Living in Oregon means you are living in a state that has the world’s most breathtaking coastline and not only that, the state has the best state fair in the world which guarantees much excitement. So you know, farming is the bedrock of Oregon as the state I rich in soil and good climate. Oregon has its own seven wonders, do you know that? Living in Oregon will definitely clear that doubt.

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