Historic Oregon TrailIn 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.
|Placed By||Oregon Highway Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 435735 N 4959108|
|Decimal Degrees||44.78248333, -117.81231667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 46.949', W 117° 48.739'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 46' 56.94" N, 117° 48' 44.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-490 OR-7, Baker City OR 97814, US|
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