Gallery #1--BAKER CITY.
Main looking north from Valley St.

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Collection McCord
Date of photo 1890-1900
Description Main St. looking north from Valley St.
Notice fountain in the middle of intersection of Main and Court.
Business signs on east side of 1800 block:
Mint Saloon
Log Cabin Saloon
The folder contains a negative of the photo.
Morning Democrat of 7-27-1906 had this story about the fountain's origin and a team o 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 1981.1.186
Place Main, 1800-2000
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