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North Central Plateau

Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, Morrow, Wasco and Wheeler Counties


Gilliam County, 97823

Gate-Way to the John Day Recreational Area

Having seen Condon on a list of ghost towns, we were surprised to roll into town (coming up from Mitchell) and find the place alive and well. Agriculture is king here and the most glorious days are gone, but Condon is doing just fine, thank you. The National Register of Historic Places included Condon's main street in 1998. This prompted a lot of restoration activity. Much like Adair Village, Condon had an air force radar station during the cold war, but with the advent of spy satellites it closed in 1970. Agriculture chugs along as always, but the establishment of huge wind farms nearby has boosted the economy substantially.