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|Elevation||2,195 ft (669 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1136607|
|Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System|
According to Oregon Geographic Names, the community is named after the river, which was likely named after Hawaii, known as Owyhee before 1800. In 1826, two Hawaiians taking part in the second expedition of Peter Skene Ogden to Snake River country were killed by Snake Indians. It is probable that the river was named in recognition of these two men.
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