Sherman County Historical Society and Museum
Open Daily 10 until 5 May through October
Sherman Union High School, centrally located near Moro, serves the county  and houses the Sherman County Library. Elementary schools are located in Wasco and Grass Valley.  The Moro Clinic offers medical services.  Baptist, Catholic, Church of Christ, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Methodist 
denominations are represented in the county. 

Volunteers provide many important services including rural and city fire protection, rescue and medical response, educational support and children's activities: 4-H and FFA projects, church youth groups, Scouting, Little League and school athletics.  Adults participate in programs of OSU Extension Study Groups, a grain marketing group, Sherman County Historical Museum, Grange, fraternal lodges, Lions Club, American Legion, Oregon Cattlemen's Association and Oregon Wheat Growers League.

  • Sherman County's  charming 1899 courthouse in Moro is on the National Historic Register.
  • Sherman Experiment Station at Moro provides facilities for research of  dryland wheat, barley and alternative crops.
  • Sherman County Fairgrounds near Moro is the site of the annual post-harvest fair in September and the RV Park and Campground.
  • DeMoss Springs Memorial Park between Wasco and Moro marks the location of the DeMoss family musicians’ 1880 townsite. The park, where streets were named for poets and composers, is on Highway 97.
  • Gordon Ridge, west of Moro and Wasco, offers a spectacular view of checkerboard fields with the purple Goodnoe Hills and Mt. Adams across the Columbia River to the north, and to the west, the steep canyon walls of the rushing Deschutes River with Mt. Hood in the distance.
  • Deschutes River campgrounds include Deschutes State Park at the mouth, and further south, accessible from Highway 216, Mack's Canyon and Beavertail campgrounds. Visitors enjoy rafting, fishing, camping and hiking.
  • The John Day Dam near Rufus on the Columbia River provides fish viewing windows under the fish ladders. Nearby Giles French Park is noted for sturgeon, walleye and bass fishing.
  • LePage Park at the mouth of the John Day River offers facilities for boating, fishing, swimming and picnicking.
  • The Columbia River's unique wind and water conditions near Biggs and  Rufus challenge windsurfers and fishermen.
  • The plateau and steep canyons provide sportsmen with deer, pheasant, quail, chukkar, duck and goose hunting in the fall and winter.
  • The Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro is a winner! 


"Summer ended and most of the country took on the hues of fall. The bunchgrass and sagebrush took their sombre colors. The wind that blew from the east was getting cold and biting...fuel during the winter was wood that Emsley cut, coal he carried on his back from Wasco, or wheat."
 -- James T. Siscel

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