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5 Fun Facts About February 10 In Oregon History

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1. On February 10, 1846, the Oregon Treaty was signed between the United States and Great Britain, which established the boundary line between the two countries at the 49th parallel. The treaty also added the future states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and parts of Montana and Wyoming to the United States.

2. In 1857, a group of armed men led by Captain James Lupton arrived in Salem, Oregon to install Judge Matthew Deady as the new territorial judge, even though he was not officially appointed by the President. This became known as the “Salem Coup” and was a significant event in the state’s history.

3. February 10, 1962, marked the premiere of the TV show "Route 66," which was filmed in many locations throughout Oregon. The show starred Martin Milner and George Maharis as friends who traveled across the United States in a Corvette convertible.

4. Oregon State University, located in Corvallis, was established on February 10, 1868, as the Corvallis College. Today, the university is known for its strong programs in agriculture, forestry, engineering, and veterinary medicine.

5. The Oregon Historical Society was founded on February 10, 1898, and is the state’s premier institution dedicated to preserving and interpreting Oregon’s past. The society has a large collection of photographs, documents, and artifacts that tell the story of Oregon’s history.
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