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Baker City in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Baker

Historic Oregon Trail

 
 
Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
1. Baker Marker
Inscription.  In October 1861, a group of prospectors in search of the mythical Blue Bucket Mine, made camp on a creek six miles southwest of here. That evening, Henry Griffin discovered gold in the gulch which bears his name. That started a stampede which continued for years. In 1862, Baker County was created and named for Colonel E.D. Baker, U.S. Senator from Oregon. The present town of Baker was an important Home Station on the stage line between Salt Lake City and Kenton, Utah to The Dalles, Oregon, and a great distributing center when jerk-line freight teams hauled supplies into the vast interior.
 
Erected by Oregon Highway Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards, and the Oregon Trail series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1861.
 
Location. 44° 46.949′ N, 117° 48.739′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Campbell Street near Sunridge Lane, on the
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right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 490 Campbell Street, Baker City OR 97814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Oregon Trail (a few steps from this marker); Baker City Chinese History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chinese Shrine (approx. ¼ mile away); McCord House and Shop (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gwilliam Brothers Bakery (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Masonic Temple (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bishop Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located next to the Baker County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Baker. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Baker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
2. Baker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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