Hardman, Oregon

Twenty miles south of Heppner on Highway 207 is the ghost town of Hardman. Settled in the 1870's, it was variously known as Dairyville, Raw Dog, and Yellow Dog until Dave Hardman brought the post office to town in 1882. Soon thereafter, it took the name of Hardman and flourished until the railroad was built to Heppner in the 1920's. Despite the ravages of time, a few of the older buildings remain and may be seen as you drive through. There are several homes in Hardman with a population of about 20, not including weekenders. They also have a small but active membership in the Hardman Community Center.