Celebrating Oregon’s statehood in Baker City

A party celebrating Oregon's statehood will be held in Baker City.

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on January 29, 2014 8:42AM


BAKER CITY – All are welcome to a free public event celebrating Oregon’s statehood at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Baker Heritage Museum Ballroom in Baker City.

The party, held by the Baker County Historical Society, will include a program, “Ranching in the Past,” featuring MC Jessie Ritch and speakers Fred Warmer, Dick Kirby and Dan Warnock. The program of lively anecdotes will last about an hour, with a question-and-answer period following.

Refreshments will include a birthday cake for Oregon, cookies, punch and coffee.

Oregon became a state on Feb. 14, 1859.

This is the first of a two-part series on county ranch life. The second, featuring “Ranching and Life on Snake River,” will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, also in the Museum Ballroom.

The Baker Heritage Museum is at 2480 Grove St., Baker City.



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