Eugene

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Eu·gene

biographical name \yü-ˈjēn, ˈyü-ˌ, F œ-ˈzhen\

Definition of EUGENE

1663–1736 François-Eugène de Savoie-Carignan prince of Savoy & Austrian gen.

Eu·gene

geographical name \yü-ˈjēn\

Definition of EUGENE

city W Oregon on the Willamette pop 137,893

Eugene

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 137,893), western Oregon, U.S. Located on the Willamette River, it was settled by Eugene Skinner in 1846. Named Eugene City in 1853, it grew as an agricultural and lumber centre with the arrival of the railroad in 1870. It is the site of the University of Oregon (founded 1872) and Northwest Christian College (1895). It is a tourist centre for the MacKenzie River recreational area and Willamette National Forest.

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