Juntura is located in Malheur County
east of Burns
along US Highway 20
and the banks of the Malheur River
. The town is also situated between the Beulah Reservior and the Warm Water Reservoir.
Both hunting and fishing throughout the area of Juntura is in abundance.
Juntura is the Spanish word for juncture. It was applied to a community in Malheur County because it was near the junction of the North Fork with the main Malheur River. The name was selected by B. L. Milligan, who settled here the early 1880s, later becoming county school superintendent. Juntura post office was established May 5, 1890, with Edward Ashley first postmaster. Mter World War II, development halted, and on November 2, 1976, the town voted 29 to 1 to dis-incorporate. The post office is still operating, but the railroad has been torn up.
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Western Idaho Fair Boise ID August16-25 Idaho's biggest fair, held annually in August in Boise.