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My guess, as a Blazers fan, is that it has to do with the Oregon Trail, and Portland being one of the ending points of said trail...but I'm not a pro.

I've read that it has to do with the pioneering history of oregonians...and the name 'pioneers' was taken by a local college team already, so a citizen vote deemed the 'trail blazers' the winning choice.

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How did the Portland Trailblazers get its name?

There was a vote.


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The Portland Trailblazers were founded in 1970


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The Trailblazers are named for the Oregon Trail


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The Portland Trailblazers entered the NBA in the 1970-71 season.


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Portland was looking for an NBA franchise so they had a state contest of what the name of the team's going to be and the design of the logo


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The Trailblazers are from Portland and the Clippers are from Los Angeles.


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Paul Gardner Allen owns the Portland Trailblazers. He also owns the Seattle Seahawks.


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