Oregon has one of the most diverse landscapes of any state within the fifty United States of America. It is well known for its tall and dense forests; its accessibility, scenic Pacific coastline; and its rugged, glaciated Cascade volcanoes. There are other areas in Oregon such as prairies and deserts that cover approximately half of the state in eastern and north central Oregon.
The Origin of Oregon’s name is something of a mystery; therefore, the answer to this mystery can’t be located in an Oregon personal ad. The earliest use of this proper noun was in a 1765 petition by Robert Rodgers to the Kingdom of Great Britain. The petition referred to Ouragon and asked for money to finance an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. In 1766, Rodgers commissioned Jonathan Carver to lead the expedition and in 1778, Carver used Oregon to label the Great River of the West in his book Travels through the Interior Parts of North America. The poet William Cullen Bryant took the name from Craver’s book and used it in his poem Thanatopis to refer to the recent discoveries of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which helped establish it in modern use. If people know some of Oregon’s history then, they can put that fact into an Oregon personal ad; intelligence can attract people to personal ads.
Another interesting tidbit that people can place in an Oregon personal ad in order to attract others is the fact that they know some interesting state facts of Oregon such as that the state fish is the Chinook salmon and that the state animal is the American beaver. In addition, Oregon has state bird called a Western meadowlark which was established in 1927 by Oregon’s children. Plus, the state fruit is the pear and the state nut is the hazelnut. Oregon even has a state beverage which is milk. Therefore, cooks can claim in an Oregon personal ad that they will create a dessert that contains pears, hazelnuts, and milk to go with the dinner that they will be making for their future significant other. This is in order to illustrate that they know much information about Oregon and that they are a good cook and baker. Nature lovers might be interested to know that the state seashell is the hairy triton.