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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Wallowa is approximately 748 (1990), 808 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 364 (1990), 352 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wallowa is 1.553 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wallowa to Washington DC is 2190 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 283 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wallowa is positioned 45.57 degrees north of the equator and 117.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The town was plated in 1889, and incorporated in 1899. It was named for the valley, the mountain and the river. This country was always called "Wallowa" by the Nez Perce Indians who lived there. This was a great fishing country and "wallowa" was a part of their willow fish traps. Wallowa has been called "Gate-City." The Indian name for the district was Hi-paah or "bear robbing salmon cach."

The Wallowa Mountains have been called the Blue, the Granite and the Eagle Mountains. The Lewis and Clark map of 1805-1806 shows them as the Wallowa Mountains.
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