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Grape expectations: Oregon Grape in high demand during Covid

Oregon is in many ways a maverick state. It is the only one of 50 to have a two-sided state flag. On one side is the shield from the state seal along with “State of Oregon” and her founding date of 1859. On the reverse is a golden beaver. According to the Oregonian, the reason for the beaver’s presence on the flag is because it “was the primary incentive for early exploration and it dominated the fur trade era in this part of the Northwest … its appropriateness is intensified also by the beavers’ commonly . . .