Gallery #1--BAKER CITY.
Main St. looking north toward fountain at Court St. intersection.

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Record 264/2197
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Collection Unknown 6
Photographer Andrews, Wesley
Date of photo 1910 ca.
Description Main St. looking north toward fountain at Court St. intersection. The yellow car in the foreground has been added by the photographer. He also drew in cobblestones, but Main St. was dirt until 1910 or 1911. See image 2006.2.131 for another version of this photo.
Morning Democrat of 7-27-1906 had this story about the fountain's origin and a team of runaway horses:
A door slammed, the horses bolted, the tongue of wagon caught the fountain and knocked it over. Another man jumped in the runaway wagon and got the horses stopped. People said maybe the middle of the street was not a good place for the fountain. The fountain was placed there by the Citizens League two years ago.
Object ID 1980.6.21
Place Main, 1800-2000
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