Home in the John Day River Territory

I wish I could say that moving to an isolated rural area in the John Day River Territory a few years ago took a lot of deliberation, but the truth is the decision was an easy one. And here is why.

: Joni Kabana


Small in size but big on scenery, Spray is smack in the middle of John Day Fossil Beds country.

The postage stamp-size burg was named for the first postmaster, John Fremont Spray. Drive along the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, or take a two-wheeled tour on the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway. Outdoor enthusiasts love the tranquility of the John Day River for rafting, hiking and fishing, while others giddyup at the annual rodeo.

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