The Souvenir of Western Women/The Oregon Grape


Type of the sturdy, invincible West,
Lifting her head with the bravest and best,
Grows the wild holly—our Oregon queen—
Shining in raiment of gold and of green.

Brightly she blossoms and crowns our fair hills,
Bearing her beauty wherever God wills.
Emblem of statehood—her flowers unfold.
Loyal forever in green and in gold.

— Eunice W. Luckey