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Introducing Oregon

It’s hard to slap a single characterization onto Oregon’s geography and people. The landscape mixes rugged coastline and thick evergreen forests with barren, fossil-strewn deserts, volcanoes and glaciers. And as for its denizens, you name it – Oregonians run the full gamut from prologging, antigay conservatives to tree-hugging, dope-growing, ex-hippie liberals. The one thing they all have in common is an independent spirit – and a fierce devotion to where they live.