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Happy Birthday, Oregon – You’ve come a long way!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

The march to American settlement and eventual statehood started in 1811 – almost 200 years ago – when John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Trade Company established Fort Astoria, the first permanent American settlement in Oregon Country. A mere 35 years later, the United States and Great Britain signed the Oregon Treaty, which designated the 49th […]

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