Oregon Statehood Day

Oregon officially became part of the United States on February 14, 1859. Since then, Oregonians have celebrated Oregon’s birthday in a number of ways. This collection contains programs, reports, and other publications from statehood celebrations old and new. This digital highlight was compiled and debuted in February 2016.

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150 Oregon books for the Oregon sesquicentennial
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Title from cover, OrDocs shipping list 2009-12, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Acquisition of territory
Title from PDF caption (viewed on April 6, 2017)., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Celebrating Oregon's statehood, February 14, 2009
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Title from front panel, Includes the lyrics to "Oregon, My Oregon.", Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Centennial of the Oregon Territory exhibition, September 11, 1948-January 11, 1949
Title from PDF title page (viewed on February 21, 2017)., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Executive proceedings, correspondence, and documents, relating to Oregon
Title from PDF caption (viewed on April 6, 2017)., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Final fiscal officer's report to the state of Oregon Centennial Commission
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., "May, 1960.", "Oregon historical map: U.S.-30" on 1 folded leaf in pocket, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Here is your Oregon Centennial! 1859-1959
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Title from front panel, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Official program, Oregon centennial, 1859-1959
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Cover title, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Oregon
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., OrDocs shipping list 2010-04, "For 2009 -- Oregon's sesquicentennial year.", Relief shown by hill shading, hachures, and bathymetric tinting, Includes diagram of plate tectonics and hot spots, Includes earth timeline, Includes Oregon timeline, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Oregon
Submitted by Mr. Grow, January 18, 1859., Contrasts the treatment of Oregon's application for admission with that of Kansas., Title from PDF caption (viewed on February 21, 2017)., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Oregon centennial anthology, 1859-1959
Finis / Richki Pepworth -- Thrust blacks of ash / Donna Fleming -- The Lonely house / Dell Murphy -- Green is the year / Eloise Hamilton -- The door / Stephen Kirk Taylor -- World premiere / John B. Friedman -- Memorials of a tour around Mr. Hood / Dr. William D. Stafford -- The cold blue water / Marcella Rawe -- Confusion of a professor of modern English literature / John DeCamp -- A few moments for a fool / Dick Uyesugi -- Oregon grape / Melvin Walker LaFollette -- The Osage orange tree / William Stafford, This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Oregon Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair, 1959, June 10 to September 17
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., "Oregon-- frontier of the future.", Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Oregon centennial feature stories
General stores, larger farms seen for state in 2059 -- Superior trees, knotless lumber seen for future -- New industries rated Oregon's top future need -- 123 year old Oregon dairy industry sees major changes ahead -- Face lifting seen in next 25 years for Oregon's range -- Centennial sees Oregon turkeys world renowned -- Potatoes worth weight in gold in early Oregon -- OSC livestock leader sees market gains, bigger changes ahead -- Oregon shows way in development of seed industry -- Corn, once rated poor Oregon crop, now in limelight -- Medicine man era, pharmacy advances highlight century -- Soil conservation laws in Oregon date back to 1870 -- Wheat was gold in early Oregon; still no.1 crop -- Hen helped make Oregon famous in early years -- Irrigation started slowly in Oregon, now key to future -- 1859 gardens more exotic than today's -- Ice cream, Oregon grew up together: history outlined., Even better trees forecast for Oregon during next century -- Early-day spring fryers gone; new broilers better -- 4-H clubs praised for contributions in Oregon growth -- Sea captains get blamed for many of state's weeds -- 1859, 1959 horse totals same but roles different -- Maraschino cherry, king food, brings Oregon fame, money -- Farm fish ponds add new chapter to state growth -- Old apple barrel totes coddling moth to Oregon Territory -- Fruit industry, once in creek, now tops nation -- Woman suffrage fight exciting, long in Oregon -- College life now, then compared; old rules listed -- Oregon recorded earthquakes for past 100 years -- Boston doctor started home ec at Oregon State -- Machine farming speeded growth of early Oregon -- Tiny insects take tremendous toll in Oregon forests -- Game birds, animals drew first people to Oregon country., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., "Stories written by members of the Agricultural Information and News Bureau staffs; mailed to all Oregon papers, radio and TV, and magazines.", Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Oregon story
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Program for the pageant presented Sept. 3-17, 1959, as part of the Oregon Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Oregon territory
Report submitted by Mr. A.V. Brown., Title from PDF caption (viewed on February 21, 2017)., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Oregon Territory
Title from PDF caption (viewed on February 21, 2017)., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Oregon's sesquicentennial birthday celebration
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Title from PDF caption (viewed on June 22, 2011), Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Program, February 14, 1965, 106th anniversary of Oregon statehood
Call to order / Speaker Montgomery -- Presentation of colors / Explorer Scouts Douglas and James Plyler of Explorer Post #18 -- Invocation, The Lord's Prayer, vocal / James Kays, Eugene -- Introduction of dignitaries -- "Hallelujah, Amen" ; "Oregon Trail" / Eugene Gleemen -- Introduction of speaker / Gov. Mark O. Hatfield -- Address / Frank Branch Riley -- "Battle Hymn of the Republic" / Eugene Gleemen -- Remarks / Senator Maurine B. Neuberger -- "Oregon, My Oregon" / audience participation with Eugene Gleemen -- Benediction / Rep. Ross Morgan, House Minority Leader., This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., Title from caption., Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection., Text in English.
Seventieth anniversary of statehood of the State of Oregon
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., "February 14, 1929.", Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.
Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the admission of Oregon to the Union, Monday, February 14, 1859, in the Capitol, City of Salem, Monday, February the fifteenth, one thousand nine hundred and nine, at three o'clock, p.m. [program]
This archived document is maintained by the Oregon State Library as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. It is for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes., At head of title: 1859, 1909, Mode of access: Internet from the Oregon Government Publications Collection.

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