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Canyon City in Grant County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Canyon City Mural

 
 
Canyon City Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
August 10, 2016
1. Canyon City Mural Marker
Inscription. Gold was discovered on Whiskey Flat in June, 1862; Canyon City quickly grew and became the County Seat by 1864. Scenes and Characters from the early years come alive in this 1996 mural by Larry Kangas.

This colorful history is celebrated at "62 Days" an event sponsored annually since 1922 by the Whiskey Gulch Gang. Come and celebrate "62 Days" the first full weekend in June!

For the complete story of this mural look in the Grant County Historical Museum and City Hall.
 
Erected 1996.
 
Location. 44° 23.308′ N, 118° 56.97′ W. Marker is in Canyon City, Oregon, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street and Highway 395, on the right when traveling east on Park Street. Touch for map. The mural is located on the side of a building along South Canyon City Boulevard/Highway 395. A city park, the Canyon City Post Office, and the Grant County Historical Museum are all located across Park Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 295 South Canyon City Boulevard, Canyon City OR 97820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St Thomas Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome To Canyon City
Canyon City Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann
2. Canyon City Mural Marker
Closeup of mural with the marker in the center. The Elkhorn Hotel is pictured at top with smoke coming out of a window- representing the fire that started in the hotel in 1937 and destroyed much of the business district. The people in the foreground represent various characters from Grant County history.
(within shouting distance of this marker); As told by an old timer (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Day/Canyon City (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Adventist Christian Church (approx. 2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to Kam Wah Chung (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to Magone Lake (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Canyon City Mural image. Click for full size.
August 3, 2016
3. Canyon City Mural
The marker is painted in the lower left hand corner.
Canyon City Mural image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann
4. Canyon City Mural
Closeup of the mural with prospectors in the foreground and Canyon City circa 1870 in the background.
Canyon City Mural image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann
5. Canyon City Mural
Closeup of mural showing men with wagon in foreground and hydraulic gold mining in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2016. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 11, 2016.   2. submitted on August 13, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon.   3. submitted on August 11, 2016.   4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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