Oregon Map

Central Eastern Desert

Grant and Baker Counties

John Day

Grant County, 97845

I guess if Dayville could name their town for the John Day River then the town of John Day could be even more to the point. Historically John Day was smaller than the nearby gold mining town of Canyon City. Fires swept that town repeatedly, however, so businesses and people gradually migrated to John Day. In that migration was a large contingent of Chinese immigrants who were working the gold fields. The town now has a very significant Chinese heritage museum.