Saturday, February 14, 2009

State of Oregon's 150th Birthday!

February 14, 1859 - February 14 2009

Happy Birthday Oregon! 150 years ago today Oregon joined the Union to become part of the United States of America. How stands the Union! Oregon joined just in time to give its electoral votes to Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 Presidential election that elected Lincoln and was part of the Union during the Civil War.

Oregon, My Oregon
Words by J.A. Buchanan
Music by Henry B. Murtagh

Land of the Empire Builders, Land of the Golden West;
Conquered and held by free men, Fairest and the best.
On-ward and upward ever, Forward and on, and on;
Hail to thee, Land of the Heroes, My Oregon.

Land of the rose and sunshine, Land of the summer's breeze;
Laden with health and vigor, Fresh from the western seas.
Blest by the blood of martyrs, Land of the setting sun;
Hail to thee, Land of Promise, My Oregon.