Friday, August 14, 2009

alis volat propiis

"She flies with Her Own Wings", or "Alis Volat Propiis" in Latin, was adopted as the Oregon state motto in 1854. At that time, Oregon wanted separation from the rule of Britain. Interestingly, it also wanted nothing to do with the rest of the United States - Oregon wanted to be its own ruler. Rebel, rebel.

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