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Peter French Round Barn

Oregon State Parks Foundation helped to raise and distribute $28,000 to preserve the historic integrity of the Pete French Round Barn, help improve the fencing around the structure, make it ADA accessible and develop an interpretive plan for the many visitors.

Cattleman Peter French designed and constructed this unusual barn around 1880.  It was built to break wild horses during the long, harsh eastern Oregon winters. The circular design is perfectly suited for its purpose. It is 100 feet in diameter and includes a 60-foot round stone corral, built for foaling.  The barn is on the national Register of Historic places and is open to the public year round.