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Oregon History and Facts

Oregon Progress Board
Learn about Oregon's economic, social and environmental well-being. Generate your own reports on over 90 Oregon Benchmarks tracking Oregon's progress in creating quality jobs, great communities and a healthy, sustainable environment.
Oregon History
Professor Stephen Dow Beckham of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, traces Oregon's history to the present. He includes an extensive bibliography and chronology.
Oregon Facts
Facts come in all shapes and sizes. From state symbols to biographical sketches of notable Oregonians to descriptions of the state's economy, this section covers many facets of life in Oregon.

Historical Building Tour
This site links you to information about the history of the Oregon State Capitol, Oregon and the Legislative process.  Click here to view a Capitol Tour video.
Oregon Historical Museums
A directory of Historical Museums in Oregon, categorized by county.
Oregon Historical Society
This historical society seeks to promote the understanding of how Oregon history enriches and helps guide our lives.
View a brief narrative of Oregon's pre-statehood history. Note the most significant events related to Oregon from Spanish exploration in 1543 to statehood in 1859. Study images of original documents and put them in perspective using transcripts, background information, key terms, and discussion questions.

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