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GOVERNOR JOSEPH LANE BRINGING TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT TO OREGON

Territorial Seal of Oregon. Upon the establishment of a territorial form of government in 1849, a new seal was adopted known as the Seal of the Territory of Oregon. Characteristic of those times, a ship denoting commerce Centennial History of Oregon. was placed in the midst of the seal. Above the ship was a beaver denoting fur trade, while below was a plow representing agriculture. At the left of the ship stood an Indian with bow and arrows, while at the right was an eagle. Reaching from the shoulder of the Indian to the beak of the eagle and circling above the beaver was an unfurled banner bearing the territorial motto, "Alis Volat Propriis" — She flies with her own wings — implying self-reliance. The legend of the territorial seal was "Seal of the Territory of Oregon." Instead of the date, five stars appeared at the bottom of the territorial seal of Oregon. Beaver Coins. The early settlers of Oregon suffered much inconvenience because of the

SEAL or OREGON TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT
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