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Oregon State Nickname:

Beaver - click to see all state nicknames
Beaver - public domain photo from NPS on We for Animals.
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The Beaver State

The nickname for Oregon is The Beaver State, originating in the early 19th century when fur hats were fashionable and Oregon’s streams were an important source of beaver pelts. The trapping routes used by early "mountain men" later became known as The Oregon Trail, traveled by thousands of pioneers in the 1840's. The beaver is also Oregon's official state animal and appears on the state flag.

Beaver on Oregon's flag - click to see all state flags
Beaver on reverse of Oregon's state flag.
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American beaver - click to see all state nicknames
Beaver photo by Ilyes Laszlo on Flickr / Wikimedia Commons.
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State Symbols: Oregon Blue Book
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