Monday, December 19, 2016

6 Facts about Snowy Oregon

1. The state motto is Alis volat propriis, "she flies with her own wings."

2. The world's largest known organismArmillaria solidipes, runs beneath 2,200 acres of Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon.

3. The state name is pronounced "or-uh-gun," not "or-eh-gone." Please take note.

4. Crater Lake, in Oregon's only national park, is the deepest lake in the United States (1,943 feet).

5. In the late 19th century, Portland became an important lumber port -- and one of the most dangerous lumber cities in the United States due to racketeering and illegal activities.

6. For your holiday enjoyment, Oregon produces 95% of the United States' domestic hazelnuts.