Category: Guide to Oregon

Oregon – Probably the name “Beaver State”, although unknown, is of Indian origin. Robert Gray, an American, explored the Columbus River in 1792. On their voyage of discovery in the western part of America, researchers Lewis and Clark hibernated at the mouth of the river in 1805/1806. The first permanent settlement was established in the Willamette Valley in 1834, followed by the first large wave of settlers in 1843. Oregon has approximately 2.3 million residents and the capital is Salem. The main products are the salmon of the Columbus River and the wood of the Douglas fir. Oregon joined the United States as the 33rd state in 1859.