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Introducing the newly released 2017-2018 Oregon Blue Book – on sale now!
Salem, OR—The Oregon Blue Book is Oregon's official almanac and fact book. It is an Oregon institution, icon, and collector's item and has been updated and published every other year since 1911. This latest edition was printed as a limited edition with 1,500 books available for purchase.

The theme of this edition is “Outdoor Recreation” and features color photos of the Oregon Cascades, Pacific Crest Trail, Oregon artwork, and memorabilia from Oregon's museums and historical societies. Oregonians have always been drawn to the beautiful Cascade Mountains and this timely exhibit – 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Crest Trail being designated a National Scenic Trail – colorfully displays the broad range of outdoor recreational activities enjoyed by Oregonians and visitors over the decades.

There are new features in this edition including a history of outdoor recreation in Oregon and the winning essays from a statewide contest asking elementary and middle school children to write about their favorite outdoor activities. These essays provide a glimpse into the types of recreational activities Oregon families enjoy.

Books can be purchased from the State Archives online, at the Capitol Gift Shop, Powell's Books Portland locations, and other bookstores around the state. Also see the searchable, expanded web version of the Blue Book at: http://bluebook.state.or.us.

For more information about the Oregon Blue Book and its availability, please contact Julie Yamaka at 503-378-5199 or at julie.a.yamaka@state.or.us. To purchase online, go to https://secure.sos.state.or.us/prs/shopBlueBook.do...

“This Oregon Blue Book with its beautiful photographs, interesting articles, and detailed information about Oregon and its government is truly a collector's edition,” Richardson said.

MEDIA CONTACT
Debra Royal, Chief of Staff / 503-986-2361 * 503-507-0082 (cell) / debra.royal@state.or.us

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