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Oregon History Timeline

1500's - 1700's
  • (1543) Japanese submarine shells Fort Steves during World War II; Japanese airplane firebombed Siskiyou National Forest
  • (1945) Tillamook Burn destroyed 180,000 acres of forest
  • (1947) Plane crash killed Governor Snell, secretary of state, Farrell, and others
  • (1960) Maurine Neuberger, first woman Oregon senator, elected
  • (1964) Death penalty abolished
  • (1966) Astoria Bridge completed linking Oregon and Washington
  • (1978) Death penalty reinstated
  • (1984) Voters ratified Oregon lottery
  • (1991) Barbara Roberts elected, first woman governor
2000's
  • (2002) Record forest fire season burned 1,000,000 acres
  • (2004) Attorney Brandon Mayfield taken into custody by FBI in connection with March terror attacks in Madrid; Archdiocese of Portland first in US to declare bankruptcy, cannot meet cost of claims by people allegedly abused by priests
  • (2006) US Supreme Court upheld law allowing doctors in Oregon to help terminally ill patients die
  • (2010) 19-year old Somalian held for allegedly plotting car bomb attack in center of Portland
  • (2011) Former Native American students at Jesuit schools awarded settlements for abuse
  • (2011) Occupy protesters blocked work at three of Port of Portland terminals
  • (2012) Oregon Ducks won Rose Bowl after 94 years

Oregon Photographs

Bonneville Dam

Oregon Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Baker City Baker 541
Corvallis Benton 541
Portland Clackamas 503
Astoria Clatsop 503
Saint Helens Columbia 503
Coos Bay Coos 541
Prineville Crook 541
Brookings Curry 541
Bend Deschutes 541
Roseburg Douglas 541
Condon Gilliam 541
John Day Grant 541
Burns Harney 541
Hood River Hood River 541
Medford Jackson 541
Madras Jefferson 541
Grants Pass Josephine 541
Klamath Falls Klamath 541
Lakeview Lake 541
Eugene Lane 541
Newport Lincoln 541
Albany Linn 541
Ontario Malheur 541
Salem Marion 503
Boardman Morrow 541
Portland Multnomah 503
Salem Polk 503
Wasco Sherman 541
Tillamook Tillamook 503
Hermiston Umatilla 541
La Grande Union 541
Enterprise Wallowa 541
The Dalles Wasco 541
Beaverton Washington 503
Portland Washington 503
Fossil Wheeler 541
McMinnville Yamhill 503
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.