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5 Fun Facts About November 13 In Oregon History

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1. In 1851, the first issue of the Oregon Statesman newspaper was published in Salem. It was the first paper in Oregon to publish daily.

2. On November 13, 1930, the city of Roseburg was devastated by a massive fire that destroyed over 40 buildings and resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

3. In 1958, the Dalles Dam on the Columbia River began operating, providing hydroelectric power to the Pacific Northwest and helping to control flooding in the region.

4. November 13, 1970 was a memorable day for Oregon football fans as the University of Oregon Ducks played their first game at Autzen Stadium, which has since become one of the most iconic college football venues in the country.

5. On November 13, 1982, the Oregon Symphony gave its first performance in its new home at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. The concert hall has since become a beloved cultural landmark in the city.
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