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Expanded Web Version of the Oregon Blue Book Available
The Oregon Blue Book is the state's official fact book and almanac. It contains listings and functional descriptions of state, local, and national government agencies and educational institutions. It also includes an almanac, maps, facts about Oregon history and elections, as well as information about the arts, media, and other cultural institutions in Oregon. The Web version is updated regularly as new information becomes available.
In addition to new descriptions and thousands of Web links for state agencies, counties, cities, and other entities, the new Blue Book features clear and concise analysis of Oregon's economy and government finance. For those who are interested in gaining access to government services, the Oregon Topics section provides subject-based Web links to popular topics such as the environment, legal research, and health care.
The Blue Book also offers a wealth of cultural resources, including a new exhibit commemorating Oregon’s 150th birthday by illustrating farms and ranches in the state that are at least 150 years old. The updated Notable Oregonians Guide provides biographical sketches of 70 individuals who have been prominent in various pursuits. And the colorful tour of Oregon counties has been enhanced with new images. These are just a few of the features that will prove very useful for anyone interested in Oregon history and culture.
Younger Oregonians are not left out either. The Kids Corner features games, quizzes, trivia, polls, a coloring book, and much more. This year it features a new learning resource entitled State Symbols, Legends, and People to Know.
With over 2,500 pages of content about Oregon, the new Web version of the Oregon Blue Book has something for everyone. Learn more about what's new in the Oregon Blue Book.