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Posted By: GUEST
02-Jul-05 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Why is Bluegrass called Bluegrass
Subject: RE: Folklore: Why is Bluegrass called Bluegrass
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW:

THE NICKNAMES:

The Beaver State:

Oregon is called "The Beaver State" because of the association of beavers with the early history of the state and because of the admirable qualities of intelligence, industry, and ingenuity that are associated with this animal. The Beaver is the official State Animal and on the Oregon State Flag.

The Sunset State:

Oregon was called "The Sunset State" because of its far west location. At the time Oregon joined the Union, in 1859, it was the most westerly of all the states. This position was lost when Washington joined the Union in 1889 and again when Alaska joined in 1949.