Introduction to Baker City, Oregon
Baker City History
Baker City is the county seat of Baker County. The city was named after statesman Col. Edward Dickenson Baker. It was established in 1864. The city charter was granted in 1870. The Diocese of Baker City was established in 1903. The city's first newspaper, known as The Bedrock Democrat, was printed for the first time in 1870. Baker City was incorporated in October of 1874. It became accessible by railway in 1884.
Baker City and nearby Attractions
- Adler House Museum
- Oregon Trail Regional Museum
- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
- Unity Lake State Recreation Site
- Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Things To Do In Baker City
Baker City offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The nearby Baker City Golf Club is popular among local golfers. The Adler House Museum and the Oregon Trail Regional Museum provide insight into the history of this area, while the Oregon Library is an ideal destination for book lovers. Tourists can also visit parks like Catherine Creek State Park and the Unity Lake State Recreation Site.
Baker City Transportation
Flights are available from Eastern Oregon Regional At Pendleton Airport.
Baker City Higher Education
Eastern Oregon University, Columbia Basin College and Washington State University provide facilities for higher education.