IntroductionJohn Day, a former frontier town, is located in the midst of ranching country. Visit the Kam Wah Chung Museum to learn about the Chinese gold miners in the area. The impressive canyons of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument begin about 40 mi/65 km west of the town. Particularly compelling is the Painted Hills area, about 80 mi/130 km west. John Day is 265 mi/425 km southeast of Portland.
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