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5 Fun Facts About November 6 In Oregon History

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1. In 1860, John Whiteaker became the first Governor of Oregon to be elected as a Democrat. He served from 1862 to 1866 and was known for his support of the Union during the Civil War.

2. On November 6, 1917, Oregon passed the Prohibition law which prohibited the sale and consumption of alcohol. The law remained in effect until 1933 when it was repealed by the 21st Amendment.

3. On November 6, 1928, Oregon native Herbert Hoover was elected as President of the United States. Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa, but grew up in Salem, Oregon, where his father was a blacksmith and a Quaker.

4. In 1990, the Oregon Bottle Bill was passed on November 6, making Oregon the first state in the nation to require a deposit on beverage containers. The bill has help reduce litter and encourages recycling efforts.

5. On November 6, 2012, Oregon became one of three states to legalize recreational use of marijuana with the passage of Measure 91. The measure legalized possession and sale of cannabis for adults aged 21 and older. Today, Oregon is known for its robust legal marijuana industry.
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