Place:Dufur, Wasco, Oregon, United States

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NameDufur
Alt namesDulfursource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS41008844
TypeCity
Coordinates45.453°N 121.127°W
Located inWasco, Oregon, United States
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Dufur is a city in Wasco County, Oregon, United States. The population was 604 at the 2010 census. It is a farming community where wheat, tree fruit, and grapes are important crops.

Dufur was incorporated on February 10, 1893, and named after Andrew Dufur and his brother Enoch Burnham Dufur. In 1859 they began raising stock on of land located where the city now stands.

On the second full weekend of August, Dufur holds its annual Threshing Bee, a harvest festival celebrating the local agricultural economy. The festival includes demonstrations of horse-drawn harvesting equipment, and a steam tractor that powers a belt-driven threshing machine.

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