John Day/Canyon City

John Day/Canyon City (HM21OA)

Location: John Day, OR 97845 Grant County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 24.981', W 118° 57.258'

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The mining camp town of Canyon City sprang up soon after the discovery of gold in Canyon Creek in 1861 (Note: actually June of 1862).
When Grant County was formed in 1864 Canyon City became the county seat. Meanwhile, "Lower Town" developed a mile downstream to be named John Day in 1865. Prosperity continued with the mining of nearly 50 tons of gold through the 1800s.

The gold brought 10,000 people to the John Day/Canyon City area, including five to six thousand Chinese. The nearby Kam Wah Chung museum is a memorial to the Chinese heritage and is one of several buildings in the area on the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM21OA
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Date Added Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 344414 N 4919975
Decimal Degrees44.41635000, -118.95430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 24.981', W 118° 57.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 24' 58.86" N, 118° 57' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 W Main St, John Day OR 97845, US
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