Bourne, Baker County, Oregon

Bourne:  7 miles up Cracker Creek from Sumpter is the town named for Jonathon Bourne, early Oregon Senator and mining promoter. Mines here are still producing but it is a prime exhibit of a mining ghost town.

Bourne Mining Community 1901

Bowen Valley School

The student body of Bowen Valley School around 1914.  This photo belongs to Dorothy Strong of Baker City, who can point out her for siblings in this group.  Gene, Mabel, Ernie and Don Mattox.  Photo inscribed "District. 32 School." Complete list

NOTE:  The Baker County History Book records District 32 and Bowne Valley, Bourne.


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