Oregon State Nickname

The Beaver State

Oregon is known as the "Beaver State," and the nickname was officially adopted in 1969. The beaver, the largest rodent in North America, symbolizes the state's early history of fur trading and the role of beavers in the region's economy. The fur trade was a significant part of Oregon's development during the 19th century. The beaver's industrious nature also aligns with the state's pioneering spirit and emphasis on hard work. This nickname is a tribute to Oregon's rich natural resources and its historical connection to the fur trade, showcasing the state's unique heritage and wildlife.