The History of Wasco County
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Mt.Hood From Tygh Ridge

Mt. St. Helens from Tygh Ridge

Mt. Adams from Tygh Ridge

Tygh Ridge Rodeo Grounds

Rodeo Ready to start

Jake Ewing on Strawberry

This area (and Tygh Creek and Tygh Valley) were named for the Tygh band of the Chinook Indians that lived in this area. They are now part of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. It was near here that food arrived from The Dalles to help the starving members of the Meek's Lost Wagon Train of 1845.The summit of the ridge is 2665 feet above sea level.

Tygh Ridge is also the home of the Tygh Ridge Rodeo Grounds. Two annual rodeos are held here. One is the All Indian Rodeo which moved here in 1997 from their former home at Tygh Valley. The All Indian Rodeo is held the third weekend in May. A rodeo is also held in conjunction with the annual Dufur Threshing Bee on the second weekend in August.

 

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9/27/13