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

A Cattle Drives

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
1. A Cattle Drives Marker
Inscription. After the close of the Sioux and Piute Indian wars the ranchers of Wyoming and Montana, discouraged in their attempts to fatten the Texas longhorn, turned to Oregon for their cattle. During the spring cattlemen and their cowboys arrived daily from the Rocky Mountain area to purchase herds which had been assembled around Baker from remote parts of the State. The herds were sometimes six months in making the 1,200 mile drive and required an outfit of 40 cowboys with a remuda of several hundred Oregon cow ponies, which were also superior to the eastern breed. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 head of cattle were trailed overland annually during the more favorable years between 1875 and 1884.
 
Erected by Oregon Highway Commission.
 
Location. 44° 54.726′ N, 117° 56.322′ W. Marker is in Haines, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Front Street (La Grande-Baker Highway) near 4, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Front Street, Haines OR 97833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The 1880's Park" in Haines (a few steps from this marker); Chandler Cabin (within shouting distance
A Cattle Drives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
2. A Cattle Drives Marker
of this marker); Baker Valley Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Masonic Temple (approx. 10.6 miles away); Gwilliam Brothers Bakery (approx. 10.7 miles away); Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building (approx. 10.7 miles away); Bishop Building (approx. 10.7 miles away); Baker Loan and Trust Building (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haines.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in "The 1880's Park."
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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