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

The Oregon Trail

Route of Wagon Trains

 

—from 1843 to the 1860's —

 
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
1. The Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. Wagons and cattle of the Great Migration, led by Marcus Whitman in 1843, descended Sept. 25 into Lone Pine valley. After nearly a month of travel over the hot dry Snake river plains from Fort Hall near Pocatello, Idaho, the cool climate and lush grass in the later-named Baker Valley provided a rest for all. The trail route then turned north, ascending Ladd Pass to Grande Ronde valley and the Blue Mountains.
 
Erected by Baker County Chamber of Commerce, Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 44° 46.951′ N, 117° 48.747′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from Campbell Street near Sunridge Lane, on the 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baker (a few steps from this marker); Baker City Chinese History (approx. ¼ mile away); Chinese Shrine (approx. ¼ mile away); McCord House and Shop (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gwilliam Brothers Bakery
The Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
2. The Oregon Trail Marker
The marker is on the right.
(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 on the Baker County Chamber of Commerce building.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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