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The small community of Union is located in Union County
, southeast of La Grande
along Hwy 203.
Union is a Victorian era town that offers a step back in time. In 1862, Conrad Miller settled in the area and planted apple and pear trees and began one of the first nurseries in the Grande Ronde Valley. Other settlers soon followed and a town was established. Many of the early settlers around Union engaged in the freighting business, yoking their oxen into teams of six and carrying merchandise from The Dalles or Umatilla to the mines around Auburn in Baker County. Victorian homes and charming brick builngs still line the main street through town.
Historical highlights of the community include the Union Hotel, the Union Library, a noteworthy structure in downtown Union, was built in 1912, with a $5,000 matching fund from the Carnegie Foundation. It still serves as a library for the residents of Union.
There is also a Union, West Virginia.
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12/15 Coming to The area
Buttermilk Festival Kamiah ID April6 Learn to make butter the old fashioned way with a modern day twist, and then enjoy your creation on some fresh baked Dutch oven bread. Take in the pancake breakfast, Buttermilk Bowl bowling tournament, horse plop 50/50 raffle, variety of vendors and live music throughout the day.
Big Water Blowout River Festival Riggins ID June1 This is an action packed event with experienced outfitters and guides offering discounted raft trips. Come paddle huge class III and IV rapids and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the second deepest gorge in North America. Get your thrill-seeking in, as the boats go big in boat-munching waves with names like The Pencil Sharpener, The Pancake Wave, The Big Easy and The Haystack.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
Ponderosa Pine Relay Cascade ID July19-20 Distance is 194.89. A shorter sprint race from McCall to Cascade is 62.5 miles. Teams finish at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade.
Emmett's Annual Harvest Festival & Street Fair Emmett ID October5-6 Among the many charms of a rural lifestyle is Harvest Time. This important season marks the rewards of a year of hard work preparing, planting, tending, and more tending. The reward of months of toil. Harvest is celebrated when the region's crops come in.