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Oregon State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Oregon have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Oregon State Seal

[Image of The Oregon State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Oregon State Flag

[Image of The Oregon State Flag]

The flag of Oregon is the only state flag with different pictures on each side.

On the reverse appears a beaver the state animal. Both sides have a field of navy blue with design in gold.

The front picture includes a heart shaped shield with an eagle on top, surrounded by thirty-three stars. (The number of states in 1859.) The scene on the shield shows the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, mountains, forests and a covered wagon. A plow, wheat and pickax represent farming and mining. Of the two ships the one leaving is a British ship and the one arriving is a United States ship representing trade.

The eagle represents the United States. On a banner are the words "The Union" representing support for the United States. Finally, the flag is emblazoned with the words "State of Oregon" above the picture and the date of statehood "1859" below.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Animal: American Beaver
  • Beverage: Milk
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Crustacean: Dungeness Crab
  • Fish: Chinook Salmon
  • Flower: Oregon Grape
  • Fossil: Metasequoia
  • Fruit: Pear
  • Gemstone: Oregon Sunstone
  • Insect: Oregon Swallowtail
  • Motto: Alis Volat Propriis (She Flies With Her Own Wings)
  • Mushroom: Pacific Golden Chanterelle
  • Nut: Hazelnut
  • Rock: Thunder Egg
  • Seashell: Oregon Hairy Triton
  • Soil: Jory Soil
  • Song: Oregon, My Oregon
  • Tree: Douglas Fir

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