Giant cows, drinking dogs, spruce geese.
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Question: Is it safe for dogs to drink and/or play in the stream that runs through Tugman Park in Eugene?
Answer: Eric Jones
Question: There's a bench just south of the University of Oregon's Knight Library in honor of a "Justin Colonna, 1976-1999." Who was he?
Answer: Colonna, 23, was a 1994 Sheldon High School Sheldon High School may refer to:
Question: Joey Harrington, the former Oregon quarterback, was on television during the UO-UCLA basketball game wearing a "Stop Pre" shirt. What's the meaning of his shirt?
Answer: At the 1972 Olympic Trials in Eugene, ex-Washington State distance runner Gerry Lindgren showed up in a "Stop Pre" T-shirt. It was a humorous jab at the UO's Steve Prefontaine, who, amid shouts of "Go Pre!" from fans, had emerged as the nation's best long-distance runner.
After Pre won the 5,000-meter race, he donned one of the shirts himself in a sort of tongue-in-cheek "in your face."
Thus, Harrington's wearing of the shirt - still available at, say, the UO Bookstore - was clearly a pro-Pre, pro-Duck message.
Question: I've seen an ad in The Register-Guard for Tsunami Books that says, "We make house calls." Why would a bookstore be making house calls?
Answer: To assess collections and see if the new-and-used bookstore might want to purchase them, meanwhile saving the owner lots of time and effort.
Question: Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose airplane that is now in that McMinnville museum - did the spruce wood for it come from Oregon?
Answer: First, despite its name, the plane was mainly made of birch. But, yes, the bulk of that probably came from Oregon, says Aaron Warkentin, a spokesman for the Evergreen Aviation Museum The Evergreen Aviation Museum is an aviation museum which displays a number of military and civilian aircraft, most notably, the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose". The museum is located in McMinnville, Oregon near the headquarters of Evergreen International Aviation. . "We have a letter stating the sale of a large stock of wood up near the Tillamook area to a California company that dealt specifically with Hughes Aircraft," he says. "And the timing is right: early '40s. But we can't say for sure."
Question: What are those large nets in Alton Baker Park Alton Baker Park is located in Eugene, Oregon, United States, near Autzen Stadium. It features duck ponds, bicycle trails, and a dog park, and directly touches the Ferry Street Bridge. , between Autzen Stadium and the Willamette River?
Answer: Part of a hammer-throw area that the city allows the UO track team to use.
Question: Whatever happened to the giant cows that used to be atop the Dari-Mart signs?
Answer: The store, with 36 outlets in Lane County, phased out the cows because they violated new sign regulations that the county instituted. While some could have been left, Pat Straube, one of the owners, said the company wanted a uniform look so it chose to go without.
A few cows still exist and make special appearances at events such as the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Relay For Life (often shortened to Relay) is a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, and is now held in many other countries. It is an overnight event designed to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cures, celebrate survivorship and raise money .
Question: How did the UO come to use yellow and green as its school colors?
Answer: The student body, in an election held in the early part of the 20th century, voted to use colors of the state flower, the Oregon Grape Oregon grape: see barberry.
of Oregon. [Flower Symbolism: Golenpaul, 640]
See : Flower, State , whose blossoms are yellow and leaves are green. Originally, yellow was to be the dominant color but, gradually, green became so. The Highlighter high·light·er
1. A usually fluorescent marker used to mark important passages of text.
2. A cosmetic for emphasizing areas of the face, such as the eyes or cheekbones. yellow and black are recent phenomena.
Now, somebody tell me: Who's responsible for the Christmas tree Christmas tree
Evergreen tree, usually decorated with lights and ornaments, to celebrate the Christmas season. The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands as symbols of eternal life was common among the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. decorated each holiday season on the south side of Highway 126 at Badger Mountain? It's great!
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