Near Oregon City in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Baker Cabin
Horace Baker was an entrepreneur and "jack-of-all-trades." Besides farming, Baker built and installed wooden pumps around the local area and in 1872 he built and operated a slack-cable ferry on the Clackamas River. Rock quarried from this land by Baker during the 1870s was used to built the Willamette Falls Locks near Oregon City, Portland's Pioneer Courthouse, the Portland Hotel, and the Tillamook Lighthouse.
Erected by Oregon Trail Coordinating Council (OTCC).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 23.392′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 South Gronlund Road, Oregon City OR 97045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Baker Cabin Overview (a few steps from this marker); The Baker Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Area Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Grinding Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker Cabin Pioneer Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baker Cabin Historical Society (about 400 feet away); Willamette Falls, circa 1880 (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oregon City.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the cabin on the grounds of Baker Cabin Historical Site.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.