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Oct. 9th, 2003 @ 12:19 pm (no subject)
Okay, Oregonians!!! In todays Oregonian, they are asking for our help in designing the new quarter.

If you have an idea, send it to:

Oregon Quarter
Oregon State Capitol
900 Court Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97301-4043

The deadline is October 31st.

Oddly, they don't want art. Just rough ideas, when they will let their artists convert your text to image. (Which ruins my plan to try to hide a pot leaf in the image!)

Actually, Oregon was the first start to legalize medical marijauna, so it might be worthy of being on the quarter. I doubt they would ever select it, but go ahead, give it a try. :-)
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Date:October 9th, 2003 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Tanya Harding

But $10 says they end up going with either a beaver, Lewis and Clark, or the Oregon Trail.
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Date:October 9th, 2003 07:51 pm (UTC)
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You were very close to my lame idea... Since every state does pictures, I thought we should be different. Here is the suggestion I sent them:

Most states have pictures of famous places, but Oregon's history is made up of famous people. I think we should have, in the foreground, a beaver, and in the background the names of famous people from Oregon and the Oregon Territory. This highlights our long and rich history. Plus it is a learning tool. Just think of the people around the nation who will wonder "Who is Yamhill?" and go look it up. And the teachers who will say, "See that Oregon Quarter? Do a report on one of the names listed." This quarter is a chance to advertise for Oregon, and I think our history and the people in it will create the most interest.

Though, something that would be cool... When I was in England last, the coins were cut in such a way that you could only see a pattern etched into it at certain angle. If they could do something like that, it would be very cool.