The Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, located in Wheeler County, Oregon. The unique colors that streak the clay rich hills and mounds were formed over 35 million years ago by different volcanic eruptions and changing climate patterns. Once this area was a river flood plain with a warm tropical climate and an abundance of plants forming lush forests with exotic animals such as prehistoric horses, elephants, camels and saber tooth tigers roaming freely. Beds National, Pacific Coast, My Trip, National Monuments, Mitchell Oregon, Oregon Pacific Northwest, Hitchel Painting, Fossils Beds, Oregon Painting
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