Harney County, Oregon
The Burns Times-Herald
Wednesday, March 31, 1897 Vol. IX No. 18
"A trapper by the name of Powell who has been hunting and trapping on the Malheur River south of the Agency Valley this winter reports seeing a very strange animal roaming around in those parts. The Advocate says it is a biped of giant stature, being at least seven feet high, having long and massive arms that reach to its knees, while the whole body is covered with curly, glossy hair...."
The Advocate is the newspaper from Vale, Oregon, another small town east of Burns, Oregon.