Oregon Facts

Mount Hood in Oregon
Mount Hood in Oregon

Introduction - Oregon

Oregon, known for its world renowned natural wonders, is located in the western region of the United States. It is bordered by the states of California, Nevada, Idaho and Washington as well as the Pacific Ocean to the west. What comes to the mind of many people when they think of Oregon is the famous Oregon Trail of the 1840s. This was a 2,000 mile (3219 kilometers) trail where American pioneers who were looking to migrate westward traveled. More information on the trail can be found in the interesting information below, written in a kid-friendly format. You'll also find lists of quick facts and historical facts about this state including when Oregon became a state and why Crater Lake is so famous.

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State of Oregon Quick Facts

Oregon Interesting Facts

Oregon Historical Facts