Mural 9

“Old Wasco County: 1854-1859″

The Territorial Legislature created Wasco County on January 11, 1854. Old Wasco County covered 130,000 square miles, extending in a swath from the crest of the Cascade Mountains to the Continental Divide atop the Rockies. This made it the largest organized county in U.S. History. It occupied a sizable part of Oregon Territory until 1859 when Oregon achieved statehood.

Artist: Jim Weeks
Painted: Date not listed
Location: Downtown, E. 3rd Street, on The Dalles Chronicle building.