Photo: North facing view of the historic James Cant Ranch; now a National Park Service cultural history museum in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument; near Dayville, Grant County, Oregon. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. National Park Service, photographer unknown, not dated, [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2015.
Grant County administrative offices are located at 201 South Humbolt Street, Canyon City, OR 97820; phone: 541-575-1675.
Grant was established in 1864 from parts of Wasco and Umatilla counties. In 1889 a large portion of the county was taken to form Harney County along with a small portion to form part of Wheeler County. It is recorded that within 10 days of the discovery of gold at Whiskey Flat, 1,000 miners could be found camping along Canyon Creek. [en.wikipedia,org, accessed November, 2014]