Oregon – This area has a wealth of information that can be informative,amusing and quite possibly be simply what are known as “Tall Tales”. Feel free to check out the links provided to further explore and learn about our area and the history and heritage of this lovely,turbulent State that we call Home! Oregon! The origin of the name Oregon is not certain. One theory has it that the name comes from the French Canadian word “ouragan” meaning “storm” or “hurricane.” It’s thought that the Columbia River was at one time called “the river of storms” by Canadian fur traders plying their trade in the area. If you would like to know more about our state then click here .
For amusing stories regarding Oregon click on the image below.
Read on for other interesting tidbits:
- Lighthouse Link : http://www.lighthousefriends.com/pull-state.asp?state=OR
- For History Buffs : http://photos.salemhistory.net
- If you are intrigued by how to pronounce all the difficult names check out these web sites:
The image below is of the Wreck of the Peter Iredale .For the story about the wreck click on the picture.
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