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Baker Valley Rest Area

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Annie Von Domitz in Oregon Trail Interpretive Sites | 2 Comments

On I-84 at mile post 295. After crossing the semi-arid Burnt River watershed and Virtue Flats, emigrants welcomed the Baker Valley’s bunch grass, wood, and water. An interpretive shelter describes emigrants’ first meetings with other Oregon settlers—itinerant traders from the Willamette Valley who bartered and sold food and supplies to the travelers.