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5 Fun Facts About October 2 In Oregon History

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1. In 1836, McLoughlin House was built by Dr. John McLoughlin, who was known as the "Father of Oregon." The house located in Oregon City was a major hub during the Oregon Trail era.
2. On October 2, 1902, the Portland Chamber of Commerce was established, working to promote the interests and economic impact of the city of Portland.
3. In 1959, the Oregon Health Sciences University was established in Portland, which has since become known as an important center for medical research and healthcare education in the Pacific Northwest.
4. The Oregon State Capitol building, located in Salem, was dedicated on October 2, 1938, after four years of construction, with a cost of $2.5 million.
5. On October 2, 2006, the city of Eugene passed a ban on smoking in all public places, including parks and sidewalks. The city became the second in the state to pass this type of legislation, following in the footsteps of Ashland.
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