STATE of OREGON (OR)
33rd Star in U.S. Flag
Area: 95,997 sq. mi. 248,632 sq.km.
Statehood: February 14, 1859
Nickname: ” Beaver State” Motto: ” Alis volat Propriis”
Name Origin: Unknown. It is generally accepted that the name was first used by Jonathan Carver in 1778 and was taken from writings of Major Robert Rogers, an English army officer.
State Website: http://www.oregon.gov/pages/index.aspx