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Oregon's Diverse County Landscapes: Wheeler County

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Red and yellow hills at the heart of the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument near Mitchell.

 

Red and yellow hills at the heart of the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument near Mitchell. The colorful layers consist of different soils such as laterite and mudstone that formed when the area was an ancient river floodplain and later eroded. (Oregon State Archives)

 

More Wheeler County scenic images (via Oregon State Archives)

 

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