Haines City Park and Main Street, Baker County, Oregon


Photo from Gary Jaensch

Cabins in the Park

 


Photo from Gary Jaensch

Haines 2003 ~ for a view of Haines in 1907

 


Photo from Gary Jaensch

Photo from Gary Jaensch
Perkins Cabin Cattle Drives

Perkins Cabin

     Built in the 1800's listed first as a house and later as a line shack for cowboys. Moved from it's original site 5 miles south of Haines in 1995. Disassembled and reconstructed to depict a miners life at the ProBoro Mine site.
     Donated to the Haines Park by the Charles Chandler Family.

Cattle Drives

     After the close of the Sioux and Piute Indian Wars the ranchers of Wyoming and Montana discouraged in their attempts to fatten the Texas Longhorn, turned to Oregon for their cattle.  During the spring cattlemen and their cowboys arrived daily from the Rocky Mountain area to purchase herds which had been assembled around the Baker from remote parts of the state.  The herds were sometimes six months in making the 1200 mile drive and required an outfit of the cowboys with a remuda of several hundred Oregon cow ponies, which were also superior to the eastern breed.  It is estimated that as many as 100,000 head if cattle were trailed overland annually during the more favorable years between 1873 and 1884.

 


Photo from Gary Jaensch


 Photo from Gary Jaensch

More Cabins in the Park

 


                                                                                                           Photo from Gary Jaensch

Downtown Haines, Oregon ~ Park is on the right side

 


                                                                               Photo from Gary Jaensch

Sellrite Store

If you look at the picture above, this store was the last one on the block in the next block west, in the 50's

Haines

Baker County

 

 

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