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Oregon’s history: Not that old when you think about the United States

When you look at Oregon there is a lot of history here with the Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail, but really, that wasn’t that long ago in the history of the United States. When you look back at Oregon, we didn’t even become a state until 1859 and many of our pioneer cemeteries weren’t even established until the late 1800s.

Pioneer Cemetery

End of the Oregon Trail Visitors Center

But, what Oregon does still have is a lot of that pioneer spirit. We are always looking for new adventures, new ways to get ourselves out there. Rock climbing, Geocaching, hiking, running, kayaking and white water rafting are just some of the things we do to get out there and get our blood flowing.

Multnomah Falls

Plus, we also have fishing, bird watching, and other ways to just sit back and enjoy what Mother Nature has given us. Though we may not have as much history as the east coast, what we do have we certainly will continue to build our history with and we invite you to find out why so many people risked their lives on the Oregon Trail to come here.

Detroit Lake Fishing
Oregon Bird Watching

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRespect Realty LLC • September 22 2010 05:24PM


There's something for everyone in Oregon, whether it's sports or exploring areas rich in American history. FUN stuff and great pics Todd!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 8 years ago

Great makes me want to move there!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 8 years ago

Those are great pictures Todd - & even though both our states are newer, the wealth of possible outdoor activities in our beautiful states is amazing!  If I didn't love Washington so much, Oregon would be my other favorite place to live :) 

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA over 8 years ago


When you put it in perspective like that, it makes a difference. Nice of them to put up a sign for the travelers at the end of the trail. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 8 years ago

I think of it often... how long ago it seems when Oregon and Washington were territories... then I think about how old I am (I don't go back that far!) but, 1894 wasn't that long ago. Then I think about my grandparents coming over from Europe arriving here in 1902, 1912 etc. It boggles my mind to think they were here that early in the scheme of things, and I knew them... Great pics by the way! (as always)...

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 8 years ago

The End of The Oregon Trail as an historic site...what a great photo for this post!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 8 years ago


Nice catch of fish...BTW where is the official end of the trail?

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) over 8 years ago

Were you out geocaching with the kids?  It's obvious you're a great dad!!!!

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 8 years ago

Nice spin on a great localism post..

Posted by Diane Williams over 8 years ago

It really is amazing how much we have changed her on the west coast. We were pioneers, tough and put up with nothing, now well, can't say that anymore.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

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