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Indians Fishing for Salmon, Celilo Falls, Oregon
Indians fishing for salmon, Celilo Falls, Oregon in September 1941

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Congress Created the Oregon Territory
August 14, 1848

Today's state of Oregon is a land of great geographic diversity, ranging from rain forests, to mountains, to valleys, and deserts. The main industry in Oregon is timber since about one-half of the state is forested. The fishing industry is another big part of the state's economy. Salmon fishing, traditional to Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest (particularly the Chinook) still remains an Oregon industry.
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