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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Wildfire shuts down Hwy. 26 between Prineville and Mitchell, OR - Updated Monday, July 21, 2014

    Hwy 26 remains closed between mileposts 35 - 56 in the Ochoco Mtns, 18 miles west of Mitchell due to the Bailey Butte Fire. Air quality in the area is poor. Click the More link for fire and road information for all three units of the monument. More »

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Did You Know?

Image of fossilized alder leaves

The fossil leaves found at the Painted Hills represent an assemblage of broad-leaf deciduous trees that were growing on the edge of lakes and streams.