Bathroom Book of Oregon Trivia: Weird Wacky and Wild

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Enjoy this rich and entertaining collection of facts about the colorful people and places of Oregon. Read about the town that has a bluebird house in front of every home, the best place in the world to windsurf, the world's smallest official park and the Oregon community where it's illegal to box with a kangaroo. And so much more…
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Overview

Enjoy this rich and entertaining collection of facts about the colorful people and places of Oregon. Read about the town that has a bluebird house in front of every home, the best place in the world to windsurf, the world's smallest official park and the Oregon community where it's illegal to box with a kangaroo. And so much more…
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Did you know that Simpsons creator Matt Groening hails from Portland, Oregon? Or that the Beaver State is haunted by more ghost towns than any other state? Oregon is the only state where gas stations don't offer a self-serve option. Can you name the other? The Bathroom Book of Oregon Trivia is a veritable treasure trove of useful information. For instance, do you know the location of the world's smallest park, a preserve measuring just two feet across? Didn't think so.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897278222
  • Publisher: Blue Bike Books
  • Publication date: 6/26/2007
  • Series: Bathroom Book Of... Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 588,847
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Names and Symbols
The Naming of a State     8
State Symbols     10
They Oughta Be State Symbols     16
Climate and Weather
Averages and Extremes     17
Deadly Disasters     19
Geographic Generalities
General Geography     22
Oregon's Coastline, Lakes and Rivers     25
Volcanoes     33
Glaciers, Mountains and Whatnot     38
Environment
Forest Lands     43
Conservation and Parklands     48
Our Flying Friends     50
Population
By The Numbers     52
Native Americans     63
French Canadians     65
Tourism and Trivia
Roadside Attractions     67
Lighthouses     71
Natural Attractions     74
Architectural Attractions     77
Museums and Festivals
Museums     79
Fun in the Sun     85
Ye Olde Faires!     92
Music Festivals     94
Portland
The City of Roses     95
Eat, Drink and Be Merry     104
Portland Parks     108
City Trivia
Facts and Figures     110
Fun City Facts     113
County Trivia
Just the Facts!     119
Claims to Fame     122
Counties Named After Famous Folks     124
Names and Places
City Names     129
Places that Remind People of Home     134
Mysterious Names     136
Name Changes     138
Historic Happenings
Firsts, Oldests, Etc.     140
Ghost Towns     147
Founding Mothers and Fathers     153
Traveling the Oregon Trail     156
Economy
The Basics     160
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing     163
By the Numbers     165
Oregon's Businesses Mean Business!     170
Culinary Adventures
Tempting the Taste Buds     175
Education
Higher Education     178
Elementary and Secondary Education     187
Higher Ed Quick Facts     194
Politics
Presidential Politics     196
Blue vs. Red     199
Transportation
Highways and Driving Habits     203
Celebrities
Hollywood in Oregon     206
The Press and Pulitzers     208
Some Notable Oregonians     210
Oregon Sports
Sports Heroes     213
Outdoor Fun      215
Science and Technology
Inventions and Gadgets     217
Nobel Prize Winners     219
A Few Last Words
Top Ten Reasons to Live in Oregon     222
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