Gallery #3--MINES
Mining map showing mines in Baker County in about 1900.

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Collection Hawley, Brooks
Date of photo 1900 ca.
Description Map showing mines in Baker County in about 1900.

A rare detail on the map is the location of Minersville, a mining camp north of McEwen. According to the Oregon Geographic Places website, it's location was 44.73472 -118.05278, which would be at the confluence of Miners Creek and E. Miners Creek. Retired geologist Howard Brooks says he believes it was a placer mining camp.

Brooks Hawley note: This map of around 1900, an approximate date from fact that SVRy goes only to Sumpter, is a copy of one at the University of Oregon. This map does not show everything, but includes some odds and ends of mines of little consequence and completely forgotten.

Object ID 1992.1.875
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: Credit Baker County Library, Baker City, Oregon

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