History of Oregon Quiz

Can you answer these questions from the history of Oregon?
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What caldera did Mount Mazama form when it erupted about 7,700 years ago?
Crater Lake
What river valley was the destination of Oregon Trail pioneers?
Willamette
Which explorers traveled through Oregon in 1805 and 1806?
William Clark
Meriwether Lewis
What did Oregon became the first state to decriminalize in 1973?
Recreational Marijuana
Whose ex-husband hired an attacker to strike Nancy Kerrigan on her landing knee?
Tonya Harding
What TV series was created by Matt Groening in 1989?
The Simpsons
After what other state's Portland was Portland, Oregon named?
Maine
What Oregonian Olympic-runner died at the age of 24 in a car crash?
Steve Prefontaine
What clothing company was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1964?
Nike
What city is the oldest in Oregon - it is also the hometown of the Goonies?
Astoria
What cooperative association has been producing dairy products ever since 1909?
Tillamook CCA
In what city was the University of Oregon founded in 1876?
Eugene
In what day and month of 1859 did Oregon become a state?
(hint: same date as Valentine's Day)
February 14
What president lived in Oregon between 1885-1891?
Herbert Hoover
Who did Kurt Cobain marry to in 1992?
Courtney Love
In 1994, what did Oregon become the first state to legalize?
Physician-assisted
Suicide
What novel was published by Chuck Palahniuk in 1996 - which was made into
a movie, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton?
Fight Club
What American sea captain was the first European to explore the Columbia River?
Robert Gray
What athlete revolutionized the high jump event with a "back-first" technique?
Dick Fosbury
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Level 66
Jul 6, 2020
Can't believe I forgot the Fosbury Flop. I did the high jump in high school.