We have indulged you with a lot of work info and announcements lately. Here is some cool information for some mental relief.
- Crater Lake in Klamath County, Oregon is deepest lake in the country. Otherwise known as Deep Blue Lake, it has a depth of and average depth of 1148 ft (350 m), but depending on the weather, it can go up to 1,949 ft (594 m) deep (Fun Fact: Canada has an even deeper lake in the Northwest Territories).
- Crater Lake is the crater of Mount Mazama, a volcano that collapsed 7700 years ago in an eruption 42 times stronger than Mt. St. Helens. Today it is filled with vivid blue water. It has no water source besides precipitation.
- Crater Lake National Park is the only national park in Oregon, and there are no UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the state.
- Oregon’s state flag is the only flag in the nation to have a different design on each of its sides. The front side shows the state seal, which includes a wagon for the Oregon Trail, “State of Oregon”, and “1859”, the year of the state’s founding. The other side features a beaver.
- The official state colors are the same as the colors featured in the state flag, navy blue and gold. Navy blue represents sincerity and piety, while gold denotes loyalty and honor.
- Oregon is the only state in the nation that has an official state nut–the hazelnut, otherwise known as the filbert. In fact, the state grows 99% of the nation’s hazelnuts.