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SwampG8r

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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
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