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Wagon trains followed the Oregon Trail through what is now known as Ontario from 1843 until the turn of the century, even after the Oregon Shortline Railroad was completed.

June 11, 1883, William Morfitt, James W. Viture, Daniel Smith and Mary Richardson filed desert claims. The men cast lots to determine who would name the townsite. Virtue won and named it for his native home, Ontario Canada.

The town was incorporated in 1896, and E.H. Test was its first mayor. During Test's administration, the first jail was built for $100. July 1, 1896, the city council instructed the city marshall to collect and deposit $7.50 a month from prostitutes for the city's coffers.  

LOCAL HERITAGE SITES

1907 Train Depot
Murals and 1872 Stone House Museum
Oregon Trail wagon ruts at Keeney Pass
Oregon Trail Agricultural Museum



FOUR RIVERS CULTURAL CENTER & MUSEUM
  • Heritage Museum
  • 600 Seat Performing Arts Theater
  • Gift Shop

   


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