National Geographic : 1969 Jan
on3 a Oregon Foss 7 1REGONIANS enjoy plenty of elbow room. In this Pacific Northwest 10 state, the population density is 20 81o nic Ipersons per square mile, compared to . M... he;880 in New Jersey, 367 in New York AI State, and 118 in next-door California. nty Malheur More than half of Oregon's people live in and around Portland and other j1 Ps1ncities and towns of the Willamette OREGON TRett Valley, a fertile, rain-blessed trough between the Cascade Range and the lower mountains that face the spec heo Oarma tacular coast O yhof Oregon. hM Pinksw rP Ju u sOwyheeDamm Through the ne N: Cascades Ha mpH i n MALERruns a foot Sagon e E cranetrail which rwan Congress included in the new Na Stional Trails System last October. A a East of the Cascades spread the dry, ... . ' .. open spaces and rolling plains that a century ago were tracked by the wag g Frenon trains of emigrants following a Catiow dream along the Oregon Trail. Today Mt. Alord. people again flow into Oregon, drawn Dby matchless recreational opportuni 45 ties, beauty, and room to breathe. NICKNAME: Beaver State. AREA: 96,981 ayFt McPmtt square miles, 10th largest state. POPULA OREGON ndianRes TION: 2,006,000, ranking 30th. ECONOMY: Lumber, plywood, paper, other forest prod ucts (about 20 percent of the Nation's etables grown in the west, grains in the +east. Coastal fisheries, canning, shipping, tourism are all important. MAJOR CITIES: cPortland, pop. 386,000, port, industrial 0 25 50 7scenter; Eugene, 76,000, trade center; Salem, STATUTEMILES.. 67,500, capital. ADMISSION TO UNION: rstteHighwys OtherRoads1859, as the 33d state.