Some People Don’t Know That Oregon Was The First To Do These 7 Things

As Oregonians, we are known for our pioneering spirit and rugged independence. Even though our state did not join the union until 1859, it has still managed to lead the nation many times over the years. Here are 7 things that the Beaver State did first.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Were you aware of any of these firsts? Which one surprised you the most? Share your reactions with us in the comments below!

For more Oregon history, check out our previous article: A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Oregon In 1962 And No One Saw It Coming.