I n 1847 the Lowell Ames family first filed donation land claims for land that would eventually become Sweet Home, Oregon. The father, his six sons and one daughter, Sweet Hom…e's first settlers, each took out property claims. Ames Creek, which runs through the center of Sweet Home was named after the family. About that time, a group of Mormons on a wagon train, hoping to escape persecution, homesteaded the current downtown Sweet Home area. They built a settlement which they called Pilgrim's Camp near the present-day bridge over Ames Creek on Long Street. They would soon move elsewhere. The East Linn Museum on the corner of Long and Main Streets (US Hyw. 20) is housed in a former Mormon church. In 1852, a second wagon train came to the area. New families that settled in the community included the Pickens, Russells and Gillilands. ( Full Answer )
Oregon does universal absentee ballot voting. All voters are mailed their ballots and can vote by either sending them in through the mail or dropping them off at official drop… off sites. ( Full Answer )
Oregon is located on the west coast of the U.S.A. Above it is the state of Washington and below it are the states of California and Nevada. East of it is the state of Idaho, a…nd Oregon's western beaches are washed by the great Pacific Ocean. ( Full Answer )
Oregons weather is usuall rainy, foggy, clowdy, sometimes partially clowdy, and if we are lucky we have a day or two of sun.... but usually its just rainy, foggy and clowdy, …in the summer warm weather only lasts for usually about a week or two before the land is consumed by the rain once more. ( Full Answer )
North America, for Oregon is located on the west coast of the U.S.A. Above it is the state of Washington and below it are the states of California and Nevada. East of it is th…e state of Idaho, and Oregon's western beaches are washed by the great Pacific Ocean. ( Full Answer )
The state song of Oregon is: "Oregon, My Oregon" Back In 1920, the Society of Oregon Composers held a competition to select a state song for Oregon. The winning entry, "Oreg…on, My Oregon," was a collaboration between John Andrew Buchanan, who wrote the lyrics, and Henry Bernard Murtagh, who composed the music. And the words to the song are as follows: .
Land of the Empire Builders, Land of the Golden West; Conquered and held by free men, Fairest and the best. Onward and upward ever, Forward and on, and on; Hail to thee, Land of Heroes, My Oregon. .
Land of the rose and sunshine Land of the summer's breeze; Laden with health and vigor, Fresh from the Western seas. Blest by the blood of martyrs, Land of the setting sun; Hail to thee, Land of Promise, My Oregon. . ( Full Answer )
I think some of the best things to do are: Eat at a food cart ((all over portland)) Go to one of our many small, independant, artsy buisnesses. Go to the Waterfront Go to the …Pittock Mansion Go to OMSI walk across one of our many bridges ( Full Answer )
Oregon City, Oregon was established by Hudson's Bay Company's Dr. John McLoughlin in 1829, before Oregon became a state and was a territory, near the confluence of the Clackam…as River with the Willamette to take advantage of the power of Willamette Falls to run a lumber mill. So it is most likely it was Dr. John McLoughlin who named the city when it was established in 1829. ( Full Answer )
The driving distance between Eugene, OR and Oregon City, OR is approximately 105 miles. The driving time would be approximately 2 hours if you were to travel non-stop in good …driving conditions. (The driving time does not take into consideration conditions which may extend trip time such as weather, road work and rush hour traffic in urban areas.) ( Full Answer )
No. Boston is in Massachusetts. However, there was a place in Oregon nicknamed "Boston" for the Boston Mills (Thompson's Mills). Also, there is a rumor that Boston was o…ne of the names considered for Portland. ( Full Answer )
The Oregon Trail was the main overland route from the Midwest tothe West Coast, used most heavily between the 1840's and 1869 whenthe transcontinental railway was completed. T…his was a difficult,2,000 mile trek that took 4 - 6 months to complete. ( Full Answer )
There are many colleges and universities in Oregon. Some of the public colleges are : University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State, Western Oregon, Southern O…regon. Some of the private colleges are: University of Portland, Linfield, Concordia, George Fox. ( Full Answer )
No, the state of Oregon is not a plateau, but there are areas of the state that called a high plain or tableland. This would be the area east of the Cascade mountains, called …central Oregon. The definition of Plateau is as follows: In geology and earth science, a plateau also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain. A highly eroded plateau is called a dissected plateau. A volcanic plateau is a plateau produced by volcanic activity. ( Full Answer )
There is a lot to do in Oregon, since the state has all the different types of land forms: Ocean Beaches, Mountains, Hills, Valleys, High Desert. There are natural featur…es such as rivers, lakes, swamps, water falls, hot springs, forest and the like. Our course there are man-made features as well such as cities, towns, museums, malls, restaurants, paddle-boat, railroads and amusement parks. During the summer there are parades and county fairs throughout the state with the big state fair in Salem just before Labor Day. There are two major universities in Oregon: the University of Oregon in Eugene and Oregon State University in Corvallis. The weather is on the moderate side west of the Cascade Mountain range and a bit extreme east of the Cascades. ( Full Answer )
No, the state of Oregon in not on a peninsula nor is it a peninsula. It is a part of the main land of the North American continent. Now there may be a city named Oregon on a… peninsula, but the question was not specific on which Oregon, so this answer apples to the state of Oregon. ( Full Answer )
The "Fever" was due to the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850, which amounted to free land to those who would live on and cultivate the land for four years, and thus the "Fever" …infected many hard working folks. The law was largely the result of Samuel R. Thurston, the Oregon territorial delegate to Congress. The act, which became law on September 27, 1850, granted 320 acres (1.3 km2) to every unmarried white male citizen eighteen or older, and 640 acres (2.6 km2) to every married couple, arriving in the Oregon Territory before December 1, 1850. In the case of a married couple, the husband and wife each owned half in their own name. The law was one of the first that allowed married women in the United States to hold property under their own name. Half-blood Native Americans were also eligible for the grant. A provision in the law granted half the amount to those who arrived after the 1850 deadline but before 1854. Claimants were required to live on the land and cultivate it for four years to own it outright. 640 acres is one square mile which is a large chunk of land to give to early pioneers. ( Full Answer )
Oregon is a state, part of the 50 states in the United States of America. Located on the west coast of the USA between California/Nevada on the southern boarder and Washingt…on on the northern boarder. Idaho boarders Oregon on the east, and the grand Pacific Ocean washes Oregon's western beaches. ( Full Answer )
All the words to the state song of Oregon are as follows: Oregon, My Oregon Words by J.A. Buchanan and Music by Henry B. Murtagh Land of the Empire Builders, Land… of the Golden West;.
Conquered and held by free men, Fairest and the best..
On-ward and upward ever, Forward and on, and on;.
Hail to thee, Land of the Heroes, My Oregon. Land of the rose and sunshine,.
Land of the summer's breeze; Laden with health and vigor, Fresh from the western seas. Blest by the blood of martyrs, Land of the setting sun; Hail to thee, Land of Promise, My Oregon.. ( Full Answer )
Oregon is a state in the Western United States. The origin of the name is not known for sure. It may have been derived from a 1715 French map which refers to the Wisconsin… River as "Ouaricon-sint" or the name "Oregon" may come 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. ( Full Answer )