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Owyhee

(ō`wīhē), river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in several branches in SW Idaho, N Nev., and SE Oreg. and flowing N across NE Oreg. to the Snake River; named in 1826 for two Hawaiian employees of the Hudson's Bay Company who were killed by Native Americans. After gold and silver were discovered in the region in 1863, there were many mining camps along the river. The Owyhee reclamation project of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation irrigates a large area W of the Snake River. Owyhee Dam forms a reservoir 52 mi (84 km) long.
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While all this petty anarchy was agitating the little world within the Tonquin, the good ship prosperously pursued her course, doubled Cape Horn on the 25th of December, careered across the bosom of the Pacific, until, on the 11th of February, the snowy peaks of Owyhee were seen brightening above the horizon.
Take Grand View, in Owyhee County, which lost its single bank branch a year ago.
Route 95, Owyhee County, Idaho Owner: Idaho Department of Transportation Cost estimate: $1,000,000 $3,000,000 Project team: not available 4.
Jeff Browning, a Patagonia Trail Ambassador and Altra Endurance Team athlete, has been testing the TrailShot in Owyhee Canyon in Oregon in the US.
Baker County in Eastern Oregon and Owyhee County in Idaho have approved similar policies, and the idea seems likely to spread.
Conditional upon the completion of the transaction, Integra will acquire 47 mining claims totaling approximately 238 hectares that form part of the Florida Mountain claims group, which are situated in the Carson Mining District in Owyhee County, Idaho and located adjacent to the DeLamar Project.
Ecology's private site near Grand View in Owyhee County, courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the state of Idaho.
Among the additional targets in the federal cross hairs is the proposed mammoth Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument in eastern Oregon, encompassing much of the land where the recent conflict erupted that culminated in the shooting death of Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum by federal and state law enforcement and the arrest of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons Ammon and Ryan.
Showdown in the Big Quiet: Land, Myth, and Government in the American West covers the history and controversy surrounding Owyhee County, Idaho, known as the 'Big Quiet', the largest, least inhabited area in the lower 48 states.
Synopsis: Owyhee County, Idaho, also known as the "Big Quiet," is the largest and least inhabited area in the lower forty-eight states.
QUICK SILVER The Owyhee Mountain Range stretches from eastern Oregon into Idaho and down into northern Nevada.
Its principal assets are The South Mountain Project - Owyhee Gold Trust Joint Venture, located on private land in southern Idaho, just north of the Nevada border and its Trout Creek Project - a grass roots gold target in the Eureka-Battle Mountain trend of central Nevada.