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State Bird: Western Meadowlark
The American Beaver
State Fish: The
State Insect: Oregon
State Dance: Square
State Beverage: Milk
The Thunder-egg (geode)
Father of Oregon: Dr. John McLoughlin
Mother of Oregon:
Tabitha Moffatt Brown
Flies With Her Own Wings"
State Song: "Oregon,
My Oregon," by J.A. Buchanan of Astoria and Henry B. Murtagh
Origin of State Name: The
origin of the state name may be derived from the French ouragan,
meaning storm or hurricane.
Nickname for State: The
Beaver State. The name refers to the large beaver population,
which fueled the state's early fur trade.
Nickname for residents: Oregonians