Dufur is a city in Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 obscure and interesting facts about Dufur, Oregon, United States.
1. The population was 604 at the 2010 census.
2. It is a farming community where wheat, tree fruit, and grapes are important crops.
3. Dufur was incorporated on February 10, 1893, and named after Andrew Dufur and his brother Enoch Burnham Dufur.
4. In 1859 they began raising stock on 600 acres (2.4 km2) of land located where the city now stands.
5. In 2018, areas of Dufur were evacuated due to three wildfires, the Long Hollow Fire, the Substation Fire, and the South Valley Fire, which burned over 100,000 acres in total.
6. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.
7. The hillside letter D can be seen in the northwest.
8. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 68 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dufur has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
9. On the second full weekend of August, Dufur holds its annual Threshing Bee, a harvest festival celebrating the local agricultural economy.
10. The festival includes demonstrations of horse-drawn harvesting equipment, and a steam tractor that powers a belt-driven threshing machine.