Friday, September 11, 2015

covering America block 37 Oregon

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This week’s block is Oregon

(a tricky block with all those small Drunkard’s path blocks)

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here’s some facts about the Beaver state

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Entered Union (rank): Feb. 14, 1859 (33)

Oregon's state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.

Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

The Columbia River gorge is considered by many to be the best place in the world for windsurfing.

Oregon and New Jersey are the only states without self-serve gas stations.

Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.

At 329 feet the Coast Douglas-Fir in Oregon is considered the tallest tree in the state.

At 8,000 feet deep Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.

The hazelnut is Oregon's official state nut. Oregon is the only state that has an official state nut. The hazelnut is also known as the filbert.

Portland is an example of outstanding urban planning. The city is known as The City of Roses.

Discovered in 1874 the caves located in Oregon Caves National Monument are carved within solid marble

The world's smallest park, totaling 452 inches, created in Portland on St. Patrick's Day for leprechauns and snail races

The Seaside Aquarium was the first facility in the world to successfully breed harbor seals in captivity.

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