Happy Birthday, Oregon: State Symbols

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Oregon State Motto
  • State Dance Square Dance
  • State Crustacean Dungeness Crab
  • State Mushroom Chanterelle
  • Oregon State Motto
  • State Butterfly Oregon Swallowtail
  • State Fruit Pears
  • State Flower Oregon Grape
Oregon State Motto
“She Flies With Her Own Wings” was adopted by the 1987 Legislature as the Oregon state motto. The phrase originated with Judge Jessie Quinn Thornton and was pictured on the territorial seal in Latin: Alis Volat Propriis. The new motto replaces “The Union,” which was adopted in 1957.