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5 Fun Facts About June 6 In Oregon History

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June 6th has seen some significant events in Oregon's history. Here are five interesting facts for the day:

1. The Oregon Capitol building was dedicated on June 6th, 1938. The building, situated in Salem, is home to the Oregon State Legislature and other state offices.

2. In 1917, June 6th marked the opening of the Columbia River Highway, connecting Portland to The Dalles in Oregon. The scenic route is known for its stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge.

3. On June 6th, 1900, the Oregon Historical Society was founded in Portland. The organization aims to promote and preserve Oregon's history and culture.

4. The Oregon State Beavers baseball team won their second consecutive national championship on June 6th, 2007. They defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 9-3 in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

5. On June 6th, 1986, the Oregon Zoo in Portland became the first zoo in the country to host an outdoor exhibit of California condors. The endangered birds were part of a breeding program aimed at increasing their population. Today, the Oregon Zoo remains active in conservation efforts for a variety of species.
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