Oregon may have only been a state since 1859, but our history is rich and often surprising. From gold rush ghost towns to pioneer settlements, there are plenty of places around the Beaver State where you can still experience the charms of old Oregon. Here are 9 historic places that will open your eyes to the beauty of old Oregon:

How many of these places have you visited? Share your favorite historic spots in the comments below!

Then, check out these 12 restaurants in Oregon that have stood the test of time.

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