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
The Oregon Territorial Library was the first public library established in Oregon, in 1848 – eleven years before Oregon was granted US statehood
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
Every state’s got ’em – check out some of the crazy laws still on the books in Oregon.