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20 Facts About Oregon

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Here are some interesting facts about Oregon.

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The phrase, "Don't take any wooden nickels" orginated in Oregon. Report Abuse
The city of Bend printed their own money on wood when the only bank in town closed in the 1930s. If you can find one those wooden nickels, it is very valuable.
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If you enjoy carousel horses, visit the Carousel Museum in Albany. Report Abuse
The museum contains the largest collection of carousel horses in the world.
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Oregon has more microbreweries than any other place in the world. Report Abuse
For beer aficionados, this must be heaven!
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Portland is home to the Annual Naked Bike Ride. Report Abuse
Stay away if you are conservative. Over 10,000 participate each year.
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Portland is home to the world's largest long cabin. Report Abuse
It was built in 1905 to honor the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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Unfortunately, it burned down in 1964.
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The deepest river gorge, Hells Canyon, is located in Oregon. Report Abuse
At 9,000 feet, that would be one hell of fall :)
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Oregon's state nickname is the Beaver State. Report Abuse
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Oregon's state flag has a design on both sides. It is the only state flag designed this way. Report Abuse
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The world's largest collection of rosaries is located at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Oregon. Report Abuse
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The world's largest teenage drag queen pageant happens in Oregon. Report Abuse
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Portland is the only city in the US to have a dormant volcano. Report Abuse
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The largest cheese factory in the world, Tillamook Cheese Factory, is located in Oregon. Report Abuse
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There is no sales tax in Oregon. Report Abuse
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Rumor has it that a pirate's riches are buried at Neahkahnie Mountain. Report Abuse
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It is illegal to box with a kangaroo in Oregon. Report Abuse
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The cartoon the Simpsons, is based in Springfield, Oregon. Report Abuse
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Milk is the state beverage. Report Abuse
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Oregon's state birthday is on the same day as Valentine's Day. Report Abuse
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The deepest lake in the nation, Crater Lake, is located in Oregon. Report Abuse
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There are more ghost towns in Oregon than in any other state. Report Abuse
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