Near Ontario in Malheur County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Although Malheur Butte has been inactive for millions of years, Malheur County is still alive with geothermal activity in the form of hot springs. Today, Oregon Trail Mushrooms uses geothermal energy at their processing plant in Vale, and efforts are being made to further utilize this unique energy source throughout the county.
Erected by Oregon Economic Development Department.
Location. 43° 59.136′ N, 117° 5.976′ W. Marker is near Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 Central Oregon Highway, Ontario OR 97914, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malheur County's Oregon Trail Heritage (here, next to this marker); First People of the Land (approx. 6½ miles away); Under the Wagon Cover (approx. 6½ miles away); Imagine a Day's Journey (approx. 6½ miles away); In Search of a Dream (approx. 6½ miles away); Cutoff Fever (approx. 6.6 miles away); Vale Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 6.8 miles away); John D. Henderson (approx. 6.8 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.