Lesson One:
Who Belongs in the Pacific Northwest?

A 1970s Effort to Discourage Californians and Tourists

Oregon's campaign to keep Californians away evolved into a highly successful grass roots business which included greeting cards, T-shirts, and an opportunity to join the "Society for the Native Oregon Born," or SNOB. The punchline to the joke is below:

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