|WindDancer on the old Baker Mill Road|
|Baker Mill under construction|
100 tons?! That's 220,000 pounds... or roughly the weight of a Boeing 757-200 aircraft! Talk about impressive stuff.
Sadly, the Baker Mill is hardly recognizable today. Trees grow in the concrete remains in it takes some imagination to compare the above images to the ones below.
|Perhaps where the stamps once were?|
|Looking from Last Chance Mine down towards Baker Mill|
|Operator Jack Moore taking Ella Ladd to the Last Chance Mine|
On the way back down I passed one of my favorite spots up here at Cornucopia. It's just an old rock wall, but every time I ride a horse past I feel like I stepped into the movie National Velvet. I always wonder what this little walls purpose was...
As I was researching for this post, I found several articles that mention a 'Baker House.' Holland even mentions it, but for a brief sentence; "The prominent Baker house, located above the Baker Mill, was the subject of many photographs." I've never thought about going above the mill in search for the ruins of a house, but perhaps I shall make a short travel up there this afternoon. If I find anything I shall be sure to edit this blog post and post pics if I find anything.
Credit: Historic photos credited to the Baker County Library, Baker City, Oregon. All other photos ©Katlin Eyre.
Oh yes... and just to finish this post of strong... I thought I'd share a picture of my new horse 'Quincy.' (previously referred to as Toby. His name is a work in progress.)
|He's laughing at something funny. That's for sure!|