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state by state speak your mind about oregon

beautiful Oregon
beaches forests mountains and deserts
lakes in craters ....wow!
15000 years of people and its still habitable!
first the natives then the Spanish then the French
then the US ala lewis and clark
in 1811 the English sailed the entire Columbia river and claimed it as theirs all the way to the snake river
nice piece of land
they cemented the deal after the war of 1812 but by 1820 we had joint occupancy from the rockies to the pacific
the brits moved settlers in to advance their position and the Oregon trail was opened 2 years later leading to a huge US migration
war was narrowly avoided
Oregon was a "whites only " territory in its first constitution
geographical Oregon is stunning with as said above every type of landscape
Oregon's liberals are the most liberal and its conservatives the most conservative
hazelnuts are from there and wines as the land copies the Alsace and burgundy regions of france
cranberries wheat cattle sheep dairy eggs and poultry are big crops
forests give jobs to timber trades and the long coast and rivers gives work to fisherman
and of course a place with so many kinds of beauty has a lot of tourism
electronics is becoming a large factor coining the name "silicon forest" and many major corporations call Oregon home
Oregon is on my will go to list

state by state speak your mind about oklahoma

this is another state I have yet to visit
the name is from native meaning red peoples land
major oil and gas producer
lots of cattle there
humans have lived there since the ice age
as an eastern band member it saddens me that many of my relations were forced there
its called the sooner state because of the people who basically cheated during the land rush
Oklahoma is home to one of the most egregious instances of race war in American history
an act so damaging that AA oklahomans are still affected by it today and which at the time destroyed one of black Americas proudest populations,a group that was so successful the term black wall street was invented to describe it
Oklahoma today has interests in communications, food production ,aviation and electronics to name but a few
Oklahoma is a leader in wind generated power
#5 in cattle and wheat production
6 governments have claimed Oklahoma in its history and 67 tribal bands call it home
Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Czech, Jewish, Arab, Mexican and African-Americans all call Oklahoma home
ok okies its on you now...tell us why you love/hate oklahoma

state by state speak you mind about ohio

hello friends and welcome back
today we are going to take on ohio
7th most populated state
ohio has a very varied geography with many river including the Cuyahoga river which has ignited in my lifetime
the natives go back to 13000 bc
then the French for furs
then the French and indian wars came and ohio was ceded to the brits
1803 and ohio becomes a state and during the civil war its rivers act as supply routes
grant Sherman and Sheridan were all ohioans
ohio is home to business and manufacturing and is a leader in green technology
59 of the top 1000 companies is headquarted in ohio
even presidents were from ohio
ohio has 13 state universities
the ohio public library system is among the best in the nation
almost every pro sport has a franchise in ohio
ok ohioans the rest of this is yours please let us know about you home
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