Falling for Oregon and the Turbulent Stories Behind Her Beauty

(And you better pronounce it like the locals: OR-eh-guhn.)

Jacqueline Jannotta
Globetrotters
Published in
6 min readMar 18, 2024

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Falling water in motion over a portion of a river. To the left is a branch with leaves.
A clip of falling water from Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. (clip by author)

We were brand-new arrivals to Oregon from Los Angeles and eager to explore the Pacific Northwest. My husband and I were younger and kid-free as we zipped down Highway 84 in our black BMW still sporting its California plates.

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Jacqueline Jannotta
Globetrotters

Author (“Let’s Leave the Country!”), ex-Hollywood. I write to help us shift from Me to We, toward a better future. BecomingBetterPeople.us.