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

The Baker Cabin

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
1. The Baker Cabin Marker
Inscription. Horace Baker emigrated from Illinois along the Oregon Traill in 1846 and married fellow emigrant Jane Hatten in 1852. The Bakers claimed 640 acres and built this cabin by 1856. The Baker Cabin is one of the oldest log structure in the state, and it is the only known log cabin with a cantilever supported loft and exterior stairway built in Oregon during the covered wagon era. The Baker Cabin was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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).
 
Location. 45° 23.392′ N, 122° 29.796′ W. Marker is near Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on South Gronlund Road near Carver Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 South Gronlund Road, Oregon City OR 97045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The Baker Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
2. The Baker Cabin and Marker
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.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Baker Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 25, 2017
3. The Baker Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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