Baker (HM21KY)

Location: Baker City, OR 97814 Baker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 46.949', W 117° 48.739'

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Historic Oregon Trail

In 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.
HM NumberHM21KY
Placed ByOregon Highway Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 435735 N 4959108
Decimal Degrees44.78248333, -117.81231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.949', W 117° 48.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 56.94" N, 117° 48' 44.34" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-490 OR-7, Baker City OR 97814, US
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