The Oregon State
Flag is the only state flag displaying different images on each
The front shows a heart shaped shield with an eagle on top, surrounded
by 33 stars, for the 33 states in 1859.
The image on the shield shows the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean
with trees, mountains and a covered wagon.
A plow, wheat and pickax represent farming and mining.
There are two ships as well. A British ship is leaving and a US
ship is arriving, representing trade.
The eagle represents the United States. On a banner are the words
"The Union," representing support for the United States.
The flag is emblazoned with the words "State of Oregon" above the
picture and the date of statehood, 1859 below.
The opposite side of the flag shows a beaver, the state animal.