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Oregon State Name Origin:

Oregon bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Oregon became the 33rd state in 1859 (see STATEHOOD ORDER). Oregon's state quarter depicts Crater Lake National Park. Public domain image on Wikipedia. See All 50 state quarters - All State Name Origins.

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What does the name Oregon mean?

The origin of the state name is uncertain, but "Oregon" might have been derived from a 1715 French map which refers to the Wisconsin River as "Ouaricon-sint."

Another opinion is that the name "Oregon" stems from an English army officer's proposal for a trip in 1765, in which he refers to "the River called by the Indians Ouragon." Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.

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Oregon Geology and Topography Map from USGS.
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Where does the name Oregon come from: OR Blue Book
Oregon Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
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