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The historic town of Baker City sits at the base of the rugged Elkhorn Mountains on the old Oregon Trail. Established by emigrants traveling west during the 19th century, Baker City is best known for the role it played during the Oregon gold rush of the 1860s. The discovery of gold at nearby Powder River in 1861 transformed the small pioneer town of Baker to a seat of commerce almost over night. By the early 1900s, Baker City was considered the largest city between Salt Lake City and Portland and served as a major destination for thousands of west-bound travelers in search of a better, richer life.
Nowadays, Baker City gleans almost as much fame from its proximity to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and surrounding national parks. Cradled between two sections of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and surrounded by numerous natural sights, Baker City offers an almost unlimited list of recreational opportunities to the traveler. The gorgeous Hells Canyon Byway juts into the Baker Valley as it descends from Flagstaff Hill, home of the National Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
The city has maintained much of its 19th century architecture and old world charm, and celebrates its early western history with a series of festivals throughout the year. Its Fall Festival acknowledges the area's agricultural heritage with cook-offs and other events. The Miners' Jubilee, in July, celebrates Baker City's history as an early mining town. Numerous accommodations are available throughout the city, ranging from bed and breakfast inns to hotels and motels. Various campgrounds and RV parks are also available throughout the Baker City area.
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