Bourne, Oregon

Bourne, Oregon

Bourne lies in a narrow canyon. After gold was found in Cracker Creek, a community of 1500 was formed.

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Bourne, Oregon

The town was called Cracker, until it got a post office in 1895. Then, the name was changed to Bourne in honor of Jonathan Bourne of Portland, owner of the nearby Eureka and Excelsior Mine.

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Bourne, Oregon

Bourne's population declined and the post office finally closed down in 1927. In 1937 a flood rushed down Cracker Canyon and destroyed what was left of the town.

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Bourne, Oregon



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