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Are you ready to learn some facts?
Have you ever visited Oregon before? Maybe you live there?
Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Oregon right here,
just keep on reading. Joey and Jinger love learning quick facts about each of
the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of
those facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each
of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical
(ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Oklahoma. This week we are posting
cool facts about Oregon. The countdown is on, only 13 more states to blog
about! Just thirteen more weeks to go… Yeeha!!
Did you know that Oregon was the thirty-third (33rd)
state to join the union? Yep, that is right! Oregon officially joined the union
on February 14, 1859! Oregon is located in the Northwest region of the United
States. Oregon is bordered by four (4) states: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and
California. Oregon also shares a border with the Pacific Ocean. Oregon is the ninth
(9th) largest state in the United States. That means Oregon is one
of the biggest states. There are about 4,246,160 people that live in the state
of Oregon. That is a lot of people.
Oregon famous person alert:
Did you know Doctor Albert Starr lives in Portland, Oregon?
Dr. Albert Starr is a surgeon. Dr. Albert Starr is most famous for his
invention of the artificial heart valve. To learn more about Dr. Albert Starr: CLICK HERE
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clicking on any links.
Share a cool fact about the state you live in?
Quick Facts about Oregon:
1. A few things Oregon is known for are: the beautiful
coastlines, lighthouses, ghost towns, and Tillamook ice-cream and cheese. A few
of the nicknames for the state of Oregon are: the Beaver State and the Sunset
State. The Oregon state motto is “Alis volat propriis.” Alis volat propriis is
a Latin phrase which means, “She flies with her own wings”. The Oregon state
motto was adopted sometime in 1987. The abbreviation for Oregon is OR.
2. The capital of Oregon is Salem. Salem officially became
the capital of Oregon in 1851. Salem has an estimated population of about 177,725
3. The state bird of Oregon is
the Western meadowlark. The Western meadowlark was chosen as the state bird for
Oregon in 1927. Western meadowlarks have a bright beautiful yellow color on its
neck, underneath, and chest area. The bird also has a black v shape on its
chest area. The Western meadowlark has a mixture of black, brown, and a creamy
grey coloring on their backs, tails, and wings.
4. The Oregon official state flower is the Oregon Grape
also known as the Mahonia aquifolium. It is an evergreen flowering plant. The Oregon
Grape flower starts blooming during the months of April and May. The Oregon
Grape is a beautiful flower!! It became the official state flower in 1899.
5. Oregon’s current state flag was officially adopted on February
26, 1925. Oregon’s state flag has a blue background and is outlined in
yellow/gold on the top, side, and bottom of the flag. The Oregon state seal is
on the flag in yellow/gold coloring. The words STATE OF OREGON appears in
yellow/gold above the state seal. The date 1859 appears in yellow/gold under
the seal on the flag.
6. Some crops that are grown in Oregon are: apples,
blueberries, cherries, corn, onions, and potatoes.
7. Some cool places to visit while in Oregon are: the Crater
Lake National Park, Thor's Well, and the Tillamook Bay Heritage Route.
8. Some animals that live in Oregon are: birds, black bear,
bald eagles, Marbled Murrelet, white-tailed jackrabbit, and the western painted
9. Oregon can get very hot and very cold depending on the
time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Oregon was 119 degrees
Fahrenheit in Pendleton, Oregon on August 10, 1898. The coldest temperature
ever recorded in Oregon was -54 degrees (54 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Seneca,
Oregon on February 10, 1933.
Share a cool fact about Oregon with us?
Get your free printable Oregon worksheet here:
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worksheets and coloring sheets!
Books about Oregon:
1. If You Were a Kid on the Oregon Trail by Josh Gregory
2. Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
3. Row, Row, Row Your Boat in Oregon by Forrest Everett
4. Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen
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reading them to your child/children.
You can Click here to purchase the 50 states workbook on Amazon.
You can also utilize the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states post in one convenient place.
Tune in next week to learn some quick facts
about Pennsylvania! Thanks a bunch for reading my blog post!!
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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE
Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his
friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare.
They have so much fun; the day is over in a flash!
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S
Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its
right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this
funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR
Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look
everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO
Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven
continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family
as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!
Santa's Rainbow Reindeer
Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's
Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your
children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all
tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.
Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?
A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your
help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his
missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will
help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.