ANTELOPE

NAME: Antelope
COUNTY: Wasco
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 2
CLIMATE: Mild winter and summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Anytime.
COMMENTS: Worth the trip.
REMAINS: A few buildings.

The town of Antelope was the first to be settled in a valley of the same name where many antelope grazed. It became a stopping point for stagecoaches where passengers could rest and even stay over night. By 1871, the town had grown to the point that warranted a post office and one was opened in August of that year. The town grew to become a center for cattlemen and sheepmen and had its share of shootings common in western towns during the 1890s. Like many other small towns during that period, Antelope was all but destroyed by fire in 1898. All but one building on the main street was destroyed but that building still stands today. The town was quickly rebuilt but was soon to become a ghost town. Only a few miles north Antelope a new town called Shaniko became the terminus of a railroad thereby sealing the fate of Antelope. SUBMITTED BY: Henry Chenowith


Antelope
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Antelope
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Antelope
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Antelope
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Antelope
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Antelope
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Antelope
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