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Grant County Historical Museum

101 South Canyon City Boulevard, Canyon City, Oregon 97820 USA

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“Where history comes alive!”

Important Note: Open May 15 through September 30 Gold was discovered right here in 1862. Artifacts, equipment, and stories of the region's early mining and ranching history. Grant County has a colorful past full of rich history -- gold miners, gamblers, law breakers, cattle ranchers, sheepherders, Chinese, dreamers and just plain folks who came seeking a better way of life and stayed! 

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June 17, 2015

Exhibits include a focus on the lives of the pioneers who first came to the area included in Grant County. Represented are the Native Americans, the miners who discovered "GOLD" in 1862, the pioneers and settlers who followed, the Chinese who came to work the gold fields. Life sized mannequins who represent some of those famous people add personality to the collections. Shown are the tools these people worked with, the guns with which they fought and hunted, the twisted ropes used to bring justice to the frontier town. There are gold mining artifacts, Chineses artifacts, three large rock collections and much, much more.

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