The spirit of the West is alive and well in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, where snow-capped mountains, dusty plains and jagged red rocks look down on rolling hills of sage, wild rivers and fertile wheat fields.
The legendary figures who passed through or lived in Eastern Oregon, including Chief Joseph, Lewis and Clark, and the Oregon Trail pioneers, provide a window into the region's rich history. Visitors today can still see wagon ruts of these early residents.
Interpretive centers bring bygone days to life, as do the historic hotels and bed and breakfasts sprinkled throughout the region. Small towns with frontier charm still largely intact nurture a lively arts scene, and the area's ranching history is celebrated each year with a rodeo that draws an international audience.
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