Interesting facts about Oregon #3

Monday, June 18 2012 @ 12:03 PM

Contributed by: LewisR

The earliest known use of the name, spelled Ouragon, was in a 1765 petition by Major Robert Rogers to the Kingdom of Great Britain. The term referred to the then–mythical River of the West (the Columbia River). By 1778 the spelling had shifted to Oregon.


Comments (0)

Warpstock Corporation