Thursday, January 7, 2010


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The hazelnut is Oregon's official state nut. Oregon is the only state that has an official state nut. The hazelnut is also known as the filbert.

The Oregon Legislature designated the Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) as the Oregon state flower by resolution in 1899.

Navy blue and gold are Oregon's official state colors.

The Chinook salmon is Oregon's official state fish.

Tillamook is home to Oregon's largest cheese factory.
There are nine lighthouses standing along the coastline. Five are still being used; the others are designated historic monuments.

Silver Falls State Park is the Oregon's largest state park. It features 10 waterfalls and contains a wide variety of forested hiking trails.

The state park system has 159 yurts located in 19 parks. Yurts are a circular domed tent suitable for camping.

Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

The Columbia River gorge is considered by many to be the best place in the world for windsurfing.

The Carousel Museum contains the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of carousel horses.

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