The Dalles Chronicle July 18, 1896
Wiped Out By Fire
Business Portion of the Town of Lone Rock Destroyed
Word was received at Arlington yesterday that the town of Lone Rock was almost wiped out Thursday by fire. The whole business portion of the town went up in smoke, and nothing remains but a few dwellings in the outskirts of town.
Lone Rock is on Rock Creek in Gilliam county. It is 26 miles southwest of Condon, the county seat; 65 miles from Arlington, which is the shipping and express station, and 35 miles from Heppner, its banking point. There is a stage to Arlington, and a daily mail. The town was started in 1870, and in 1892, according to the directory, the business men were: W. C. Brown, hotel-keeper; W. H. Colwell, jeweler; J. B. Goff, postmaster and druggist; Lewis Miller, butcher; R. S. Robinson, general storekeeper; William Stahl, blacksmith; William Veatch, hotelkeeper; Edward Wineland, sawmill man and W. R. Woods, butcher.