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Grape, Oregon's state flower


Oregon's flag
Oregon State Flag

Meadowlark, Oregon's state bird



State Bird:  Western Meadowlark

State Animal:  The American Beaver

State Fish:  The Chinook Salmon

State Insect:  Oregon Swallowtail

Flower:  Oregon Grape

Tree:  Douglas Fir

State Gem:  Oregon sunstone

State Dance:  Square Dance

State Nut:  The hazelnut

State Beverage:  Milk

State Rock:  The Thunder-egg (geode)

Father of Oregon:  Dr. John McLoughlin

Mother of Oregon:  Tabitha Moffatt Brown

Motto:  "She Flies With Her Own Wings"

State Song:  "Oregon, My Oregon," by J.A. Buchanan of Astoria and Henry B. Murtagh

Origin of State Name:  The origin of the state name may be derived from the French ouragan, meaning storm or hurricane.

Nickname for State:  The Beaver State.  The name refers to the large beaver population, which fueled the state's early fur trade.

Nickname for residents:  Oregonians