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Geologic setting of the John Day Country, Grant County, Oregon

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One of the Pacific Northwest's most notable outdoor recreation areas, the "John Day Country" in northeastern Oregon, is named after a native Virginian who was a member of the Astor expedition to the mouth of the Columbia River in 1812. There is little factual information about John Day except that he was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, about 1770. It is known also that in 1810 this tall pioneer "with an elastic step as if he trod on springs" joined John Jacob Astor's overland expedition under Wilson Price Hunt to establish a vast fur-gathering network in the Western States based on a major trading post at the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Geologic setting of the John Day Country, Grant County, Oregon
Series title:
General Information Product
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
23 p.
Number of Pages:
24
Country:
United States
State:
Oregon
County:
Grant
City:
John Day