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== Lịch sử==
and Clark]] camped near Mill Creek on October 25-27 , [], and recorded the [[Native Americans in the United States|Native American]] name for this creek as ''Quenett''. The first use of the name ''Dalles'' , according to ''[[ Oregon Geographic Names]],'' appears in fur trader Gabriel Franchère 's ''Narrative'', on [[ April 12]] , [].
was the end of the land route of the [[ Oregon Trail]]. In the fall of 1849 [[ United States Army]] troops arrived in the new Oregon Territory and established a military outpost at The Dalles , with a log fort finished in 1850 and named [[ Fort Dalles]].<ref name="Horner">Horner, John B. (1921). Oregon: Her History, Her Great Men, Her Literature. The J.K. Gill Co.: Portland. p. 122-123</ref>
A post office was established within the boundaries of the current city in 1851, and The Dalles was incorporated as a city in 1857. It has been the major commercial center between [[Portland, Oregon|Portland]] and [[Pendleton, Oregon|Pendleton]] since.
In 1864, the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] appropriated money to build a [[United States Mint|U.S. mint]] in The Dalles that was to use gold from [[Canyon City, Oregon|Canyon City]] for [[Mint (coin)|coinage]]. The supply of gold from Canyon City began to dwindle, however, and other problems, such as cost over-runs, workers leaving to work the gold fields, and flooding from the Columbia River, also contributed to the project running two years behind schedule and led eventually to the project's demise. In 1870 the [[State of Oregon]] received the property from the U.S. Government and the building was put to other uses.<ref>[http://www.wasco-history.r9esd.k12.or.us/comm/td/mint.html Wasco History]</ref> The mint is now home to Erin Glenn Winery.