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Website updated October 18, 2015

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Wallowa County, Oregon"This rather isolated area was claimed by the Chief Joseph band of the Nez Perce as its hunting and fishing grounds. The Nez Perce used the word “wallowa” to designate a tripod of poles used to support fish nets. In 1871, the first white settlers came to Wallowa County, crossing the mountains in search of livestock feed in the Wallowa Valley. The area had been part of Union County since 1864 but it was carved from that county in 1887 by a legislative act." 
Oregon Blue Book

Surrounding Counties:

Umatilla Idaho
Union Nez Perce

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