30-04-06

De staat Oregon, Oregon state facts - last part

Interesting Oregon Points
 
Oregon is 395 miles  wide (east to west at widest point); 295 miles in length (north to south at longest distance); has an area of 97,073 square miles; is and 11,235 feet high at its highest point, Mt. Hood. Its lowest point is sea level at the Pacific Coast.

Oregon is 395 mijlen(632 Km) breed (east-to-west op breedste punt); 295 mijlen (492 Km) in lengte (het noorden aan zuiden bij langste afstand); heeft een gebied van 97.073 vierkante mijlen; is en 11.235 voet (3750 m)hoog op zijn hoogste punt, Mt. Hood. Het laagste punt is zeeniveau bij de Stille Oceaan

Oregon has a geyser, named "Old Perpetua," located in at the north edge of Lakeview, in Lake county. The geyser blows water 60 feet into the air.

Oregon heeft ook een geyser, genaamd de “Old Perpetua”, hij ligt in de buurt van Lakeview, ik Lake County. De geyzer spuit het hete water 60 m in de lucht

Deepest Lake in the U.S.: Crater Lake, located in Klamath County. Depth of 1,932 feet.
Diepste meer in de Verenigde Staten, Crater Lake, ligt in Klamath County en is 655 m diep

 


Highest Waterfall is Multnomah Falls at 620 feet. It is located in Multnomah County

Hoogste waterval : is Multnomah Falls en ze is 207 m hoog, bevindt zich in Multnomah County..

 

Oregon Facts and Trivia

1.       Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago. Its crystal-blue waters are world renowned. 

 

 


 

2.       Fort Clatsop National Memorial contains a replica of Lewis and Clark's 1805-1806 winter outpost. 

 


 

3.       The small village of Bickelton is filled with bluebird houses seen on the posts of every house. 
 

 

4.       The Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. 


 

5.       The Oregon Legislature designated the Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) as the Oregon state flower by resolution in 1899. 

 


 

6.       Oregon's capitol building is located in Salem. Earlier capitals include the cities of Oregon City and Corvallis.
 

7.       The Columbia River forms most of the northern border between Oregon and Washington. The Snake River forms over half of the eastern boundary with Idaho. 

 

 

 

8.       A treaty between the United States and Spain established the current southern border between Oregon and California. The treaty was signed in 1819.
 

9.       The Oregon Trail is the longest of the overland routes used in the westward expansion of the United States. 

 


 

10.   The Tillamook Naval Air Museum is housed in the world's largest wooden clear-span building. 

 


 

11.   Haystack Rock off Cannon Beach is 235 feet high and is the third largest coastal monolith in the world. 

 


 

12.   The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, built in 1880, is currently used as the site of the final resting place of up to 467,000 cremated individuals. 

 


 

Thanks to: Out West Newspaper, Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County Oregon, Roy Daw, Lana Rose, Ken Lambert, Peter LaPorte, Reid Sanford, David Blanchard

 

Hiermee sluiten we de reeks af, hopelijk heb je nu een betere kijk op Oregon.

 

 

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ook schoon foto's hier op jullie blog....groetjes Nancy

Gepost door: nancy | 01-05-06

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