The Quirky Story Behind This Famous Oregon Landmark Will Fascinate You

If you’ve lived in Oregon very long, you certainly recognize Oregon Pioneer a.k.a. “Gold Man,” who stands on top of the state capitol building in Salem. This guy has quite a story:

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Learn more about Pioneer Man and the history of Oregon’s state capitol building on the Oregon State Legislature’s website.

If you’d like to catch a glimpse of what life was like for Oregonians back in the 1800s, you might want to visit the Pete French Round Barn.