U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-31-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
15,296 posts, read 14,942,194 times
Reputation: 25052

Advertisements

Just out of curiosity, why did they change the name of the town from Baker to Baker City?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-31-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: WA
4,187 posts, read 5,349,623 times
Reputation: 5617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Caldwell View Post
Just out of curiosity, why did they change the name of the town from Baker to Baker City?
It was originally called Baker City during the 19th century and pioneer days.

In 1911 the citizens voted to drop the "city" from the name and just call it "Baker". Apparently they though it sounded to quaint or old fashioned and wanted the name to sound more modern.

Then in 1990 the citizens voted to bring back the old name "Baker City" probably for the opposite reason, to make the town sound more quaint and old timey for the tourist industry.


Our Town: Baker City . Radio | OPB
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
7,901 posts, read 5,572,308 times
Reputation: 6707
Quote:
Originally Posted by texasdiver View Post
It was originally called Baker City during the 19th century and pioneer days.

In 1911 the citizens voted to drop the "city" from the name and just call it "Baker". Apparently they though it sounded to quaint or old fashioned and wanted the name to sound more modern.

Then in 1990 the citizens voted to bring back the old name "Baker City" probably for the opposite reason, to make the town sound more quaint and old timey for the tourist industry.


Our Town: Baker City . Radio | OPB
That is funny!

I have always looked at Baker City as a nice stop between Seattle and Boise. But when I looked a bit deeper I found that there is an old historic hotel (The Baker Tower) that once was the tallest building in Eastern Oregon before the Wildhorse Casino/Hotel up near Pendleton eclipsed it. The Baker Tower is a great art deco example.

There is another old hotel that has been restored and is still open for business. Geiser Grand Hotel Baker City Oregon More expensive than The Super8, but worth it!

Also like the Baker City Truck Corral right at exit 302. Great greasy truck stop food. Recommended!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Houston
1,257 posts, read 2,384,458 times
Reputation: 1231
Quote:
Originally Posted by pnwguy2 View Post
That is funny!

I have always looked at Baker City as a nice stop between Seattle and Boise. But when I looked a bit deeper I found that there is an old historic hotel (The Baker Tower) that once was the tallest building in Eastern Oregon before the Wildhorse Casino/Hotel up near Pendleton eclipsed it. The Baker Tower is a great art deco example.

There is another old hotel that has been restored and is still open for business. Geiser Grand Hotel Baker City Oregon More expensive than The Super8, but worth it!

Also like the Baker City Truck Corral right at exit 302. Great greasy truck stop food. Recommended!
I've stayed at the Geiser Grand. It does have that old hotel smell. Mostly in the lobby area. (at one time apparently it was a nursing home) My room was nice with high ceilings. Nice break from econo-motels.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-01-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
4,311 posts, read 6,552,510 times
Reputation: 7615
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squidlo View Post
I've stayed at the Geiser Grand. It does have that old hotel smell. Mostly in the lobby area. ...........
That's the smell of old ghosts:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=V7hVk0-_6ck
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-12-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
4,311 posts, read 6,552,510 times
Reputation: 7615
Hells Canyon.

Another great place in Northeast Oregon that most Oregonians have heard of but seldom visit.

Drive the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway from Baker City to Oxbow. Then cross the Snake River and take the “Devil's Tail” through the canyon to the Hells Canyon Dam and the Forest Service Visitor Center. The road ends there.

From there it is a designated Wild and Scenic area. To travel farther hike or take a jet boat ride or raft trip through the rapids down the river.

A 360 panorama of the canyon below the dam. Click “fullscreen” at top right and use your mouse and mouse wheel to navigate: https://kuula.co/post/7lX3f
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
4,311 posts, read 6,552,510 times
Reputation: 7615
A beautiful spring day so this afternnon I drove the 15 miles from Baker City to Phillips Lake in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest and took some pictures.

A 360 panorama. Click “fullscreen” at top right and use your mouse and mouse wheel to navigate: https://kuula.co/post/7P7hW
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-19-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
16,257 posts, read 19,420,564 times
Reputation: 12071
Very Beautiful...


Have a wonderful weekend...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
4,311 posts, read 6,552,510 times
Reputation: 7615
A 360 interactive panorama of Grande Ronde Lake at 7250 feet in the Elkhorn Mountains of Baker County: https://kuula.co/post/7kQZh

Camping at the lake and lots of hiking in the area: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/wall...a/?recid=52423

You can access it from the Elkhorn Scenic Byway.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2020, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
4,311 posts, read 6,552,510 times
Reputation: 7615
Driving the long downhill road to the Keating Valley 12 miles east of Baker City. The Wallowa Mountains are in the distance:

Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top