Harney County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits

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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices.

  • Adobe Camp, was a very small military installation established on Silvies River in Harney Valley on Sept. 18, 1865, by Captain L. L. Williams of H Company, First Oregon Volunteer Infantry. A plat of level ground was laid off about 25 yards square, protected by a sod wall 30 inches high, with an inside ditch 30 inches deep. The exact location is not known, seems to have been near what was later called Camp Wright when that post was established Oct 1865. It may be assumed that Captain Williams abandoned Adobe Camp at that time.


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