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Oregon State University

(Encyclopedia) Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultura...

Oregon, University of

(Encyclopedia) Oregon, University of, mainly at Eugene; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1872, opened 1876. Its is one of seven institutions in the Oregon Univ. System. The university has schools and...

Oregon Overview

(Encyclopedia) Oregon ŏr´ĭgən, –gŏn [key], state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Washington, largely across the Columbia River (N), Idaho, partially across the Snake R...

Oregon Trail

(Encyclopedia) Oregon Trail, overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country (all of which was then called Oregon). The pioneers by wagon train did not, howe...

Oregon

Capital: Salem State abbreviation/Postal code: Ore./OR Governor: Kate Brown, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Jeff Merkley, D (to Jan. 2021); Ron Wyden, D (to Jan. 2023) U.S. Representat…

United States Overview

(Encyclopedia) United States, officially United States of America, republic (2015 est. pop. 319,929,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest count...

Ball State University

(Encyclopedia) Ball State University, at Muncie, Ind.; coeducational; founded 1918 as a state institution. In 1929 it became Ball State Teachers College and in 1965 achieved university status.

North Dakota State University

(Encyclopedia) North Dakota State University, at Fargo; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1890 as North Dakota Agricultural College, achieved university status in 1960. The a...

Washington State University

(Encyclopedia) Washington State University, at Pullman; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1890, opened 1892 as an agriculture college. From 1905 to 1959 it was the State College of Washington. The uni...

Pennsylvania State University

(Encyclopedia) Pennsylvania State University, main campus at University Park, State College; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855, opened 1859 as Farmers' High School. It was named th...