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Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, on its north by Washington, on its south by California, on its east by Idaho, and on its southeast by Nevada. See the fact file below for more information about Oregon or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
- As early as the 1500s and 1600s, the Oregon Coast was believed to be sighted by some Spanish and English navigators.But it was until 1805 when the Lewis and Clark Expedition explored the area establishing Astoria. The term “orejón” came from the chronicle Relación de la Alta y Baja California written by the Spaniard Rodrigo Motezuma in reference to the Columbia river.
- Archaeologist Luther Cressman, dated 13,2000 years artifacts from Fort Rock Cave proving the early settlements of native Americans in the territory. It includes adzes and other stone tools. By the 16th century, the territory of now Oregon was home to many Native American groups, such as the Chinook, Bannock, Chasta, Kalapuya, Molalla, Takelma,and Umpqua people. In early 1900s, the Oregon trail opened new American settlers to the territory. Along with its Black Exclusion Law prohibiting slavery and the entrance of African American people. It was admitted to the union on February 14, 1859 followed by their federal constitution accepting “whites only” refugees.
- It also became the first state of America that experienced casualties by a foreign entity due to the explosion of the Japanese bomb in Gearhart Mountain on May 1945 killing six people (note that Hawaii was not yet a state during the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941).
- Today, the state of Oregon is the home of 3,831,074 population with a total area of 98,381 sq. miles and Salem as its capital city. Economically, its major products are potatoes, peppermint, hops, apples, hazelnuts, wine, cattle, sheep, dairy products, eggs, poultry, coal, and timber. Also, the home of corporate headquarters including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Mentor Graphics, Lithia Motors, and Portland General Electric.
- Some of its famous citizens are Jane Powell (actress), Doc Severinsen (band leader), Chief Joseph (Indian leader), Home Davenport (cartoonist), and Edwin Markham (poet).
Key Statistical Information On Oregon
Became a State
February 14, 1859 (33rd)
Pacific Northwest region
98,381 sq. miles (9th)
Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Medford
potatoes, peppermint, hops, applies, hazelnuts, wine, cattle, sheep, dairy products, eggs, poultry, coal, timber
generally mild, but periods of extreme hot and cold influenced by Pacific Ocean
averages 37 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Portland Trail Blazers (National Basketball Association)
Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Snake River Willamette River, John Day River
Most Famous Citizens
Jane Powell (actress)
Doc Severinsen (band leader)
Chief Joseph (Indian leader)
Home Davenport (cartoonist)
Edwin Markham (poet)
Bird – Western Meadowlark
Flower – Oregon Grape
Animal – Beaver
Tree – Douglas Fir
Insect – Swallowtail Butterfly
The State Of Oregon Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Oregon State Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Oregon which is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, on its north by Washington, on its south by California, on its east by Idaho, and on its southeast by Nevada
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Oregon Facts
- Before Statehood
- Famous Citizen
- Cities of Oregon
- State Symbols
- Native Americans of Oregon
- The State Flag
- County Search
- Dr. John McLoughlin
- Valley of the Moon in Oregon
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