Enterprise Travel Guide

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Enterprise is a very nice town of about 1900 (pretty consistent since 2000) located along Oregon Highway 82 in Wallowa County in Northeast Oregon. Evidence has been found of human occupation of this area by pre-historic Indians about 11,000 years ago, and the ancestors of the Nez Perce have lived here for thousands of years. R. F. Stubblefield and John Zurcher laid out the town in 1886 to include a large central square. Enterprise was selected as the county seat of Wallowa County in 1888 taking that title from the town of Joseph. Enterprise got its name from a phrase ""It ought to be an enterprising town" stated as Enterprise was becoming a central location for the timber, ranching, and agricultural activities in the county. Enterprise has a number of historic buildings with the beautiful Wallowa County Courthouse which was completed in 1909. The courthouse was built of locally quarried "Bowlby Blocks" as were many of the other downtown buildings. Wallowa County was established when F. D. McCully, a representative of Union County introduced a bill in 1886 to establish Wallowa County from Union County. The county was established the next year. Wallowa is a Nez Perce word meaning a fish trap used to catch Salmon.