Oregon State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Oregon Symbols, Oregon Emblems, and Oregon Mascots
Browse the state's symbols; state animal, state bird, state flower, state flag, state fossil, state insect, state motto, state seal, state tree, color, dance, fish, mammal, music, nut, reptile seal, and miscellaneous designations, emblems, and mascot of each state with pictures. Find origin of the state name. View the state almanacs, state timelines and peruse state facts and stats such as the capitol, location, and date admitted to the union.
Oregon Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Animal||Beaver (Castor canadensis) 1969|
|Bird||Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 1927|
|Colors||Navy Blue and Gold, 1959|
|Dance||Square Dance, 1977|
|Father of Oregon||Dr. John McLoughlin, 1957|
|Fish||Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) 1961|
|Flag||State Flag, 1925|
|Flower||Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium) 1899|
|Gemstone||Sunstone, August 4, 1987|
|Historian Laureate||Thomas Vaughan, 1989|
|Hostess||Miss Oregon, 1969|
|Insect||Oregon Swallowtail (Papilio oregonius) July 16, 1979|
|Mother of Oregon||Tabitha Moffatt Brown, 1987|
|Motto||“She Flies With Her Own Wings” was adopted as Oregon's state motto in 1987. Judge Jessie Quinn Thornton is credited with originating the motto, which was pictured on the territorial seal in Latin: Alis Volat Propiis. Few people know what it means, but it's far better than the former motto, an amazingly boring “The Union,” adopted in 1957.|
|Mushroom||Pacific Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus) formerly C. cibarius, 1999|
|Nut||Hazelnut (Corylus avellana) 1987|
|Rock||Thunderegg (nodule or geode) March 30, 1965|
|Seal||Great Seal, 1859|
|Shell||Oregon Hairy Triton (Fusitriton oregonensis) October 1, 1989|
|Song||"Oregon, My Oregon" 1927
Words by J. A. Buchanan
Music by Henry B. Murtagh
|Statehood Pageant||Champoeg Historical Pageant, 1987|
|Team||1990-1991 Portland TrailBlazers, 1991|
|Tree||Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 1939|
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