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Learning About the U.S. State of Oregon

The first Europeans to see the territory known today as Oregon were Spanish sailors who were searching for the northwest passage. Settlers in wagon trains came long the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. Oregon became the 33rd state to join the Union in 1859. The state has much natural beauty and is home to the Crater Lake National Park and the Columbia River Gorge. There is a rugged coastline along with deep vast forests, volcanic peaks, and fertile valleys. You’ll also find the deepest lake in the U.S. Crater Lake with a depth of 1,932 feet. The lake is surrounded by evergreen forest,

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  • Question of

    Were the Spanish the first Europeans to see Oregon?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did settlers arrive in the state by the Oregon Trail?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is Crater Lake the deepest lake in the U.S.?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the state’s nickname?

    • Beaver State
    • Evergreen State
    • Forest State
  • Question of

    What is the capital?

    • Salem
    • Eugene
    • Portland
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • Oregon
    • Hello Oregon
    • Oregon, My Oregon
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Yellow wildflowers
    • Oregon grape
    • Golden field flowers
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Warbling
    • Western meadowlark
    • Mountain thrush
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Douglas fir
    • Hemlock
    • Mountain pine
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • Muskrat
    • American beaver
    • Woodchuck
  • Question of

    What is the state fish?

    • Pike
    • Chinook salmon
    • River trout

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