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5 Fun Facts About November 4 In Oregon History

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1. In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was arrested and charged with voting illegally in the presidential election that year. She was eventually found guilty and fined $100, which she refused to pay.

2. In 1913, construction began on the Columbia River Highway, which was the first scenic highway in the United States. The highway was completed in 1922 and offered stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge.

3. In 1930, the Oregon State Capitol was dedicated in Salem. The building, which was designed in the Art Deco style, features a copper-clad dome that is visible from many parts of the city.

4. In 1948, Oregon held a special election to decide whether to adopt a new state constitution. The new constitution was approved by voters and is still in use today.

5. In 2014, Oregon became the third state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana use. The law went into effect on July 1, 2015, and has since generated millions of dollars in revenue for the state.
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