Happy Birthday, Oregon!

Today is the 160th anniversary of Oregon becoming a US state. Happy birthday, Oregon!

Read about the events leading up to the formation of Oregon’s statehood

Books for reading more about Oregon’s history and books of all genres by Oregon authors and a list of some of the fiction set in Oregon

Visit awesome bookstores throughout Oregon. Or even just all of the Powell’s City of Books locations

The Oregon Territorial Library was the first public library established in Oregon, in 1848 – eleven years before Oregon was granted US statehood

Some facts about Oregon’s librariesImage result for oregon state flag

Here are some fun facts about Oregon. Oh, by the way, it’s not illegal to use corn for fishing – it’s actually a popular bait for some fish. It is illegal, however, to “chum” with corn. Plus, ew, gross. Oregon is also the only US state to have different images on the front & back of the flag

Also, the Oregon Trail! And of course, Oregon Trail, the game

Every state’s got ’em – check out some of the crazy laws still on the books in Oregon.

 

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