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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Baker County, Oregon|Baker County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Auburn''  
=== History ===
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*Founded 13 June 1862, when William H. Packwood along with  Ed Cranston and George Hall called a meeting to  plat the area  that became Town of Auburn.
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=== History ===
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*Founded 13 June 1862, when {{wpd|William Packwood|William H. Packwood}} along with Ed Cranston and George Hall called a meeting to plat the area that became Town of Auburn.  
 
*The area was settled following the discovery of the gold in the Griffin Gulch nearby. Today only trace of Auburn is a field of washed stones in the Blue Canyon.  
 
*The area was settled following the discovery of the gold in the Griffin Gulch nearby. Today only trace of Auburn is a field of washed stones in the Blue Canyon.  
 
*Auburn was Baker County's first county seat before a daring raid by town leaders of [[Baker City, Oregon|Baker City]] in 1875 taking the county records and moved to Baker City.  
 
*Auburn was Baker County's first county seat before a daring raid by town leaders of [[Baker City, Oregon|Baker City]] in 1875 taking the county records and moved to Baker City.  
 
*Events leading to the establishment of the city, gold was found on Griffin Creek in October 1861, and within a few weeks the eastern Oregon gold rush was in full fever. Thousands of miners and prospectors poured into the Blue Mountains and also into parts of Idaho where there were similar discoveries. A camp sprang up in the Blue Canyon district, a little south of Griffin Creek. This camp was about eight miles airline southwest of Baker City and it rapidly became one of the largest settlements in eastern Oregon.  
 
*Events leading to the establishment of the city, gold was found on Griffin Creek in October 1861, and within a few weeks the eastern Oregon gold rush was in full fever. Thousands of miners and prospectors poured into the Blue Mountains and also into parts of Idaho where there were similar discoveries. A camp sprang up in the Blue Canyon district, a little south of Griffin Creek. This camp was about eight miles airline southwest of Baker City and it rapidly became one of the largest settlements in eastern Oregon.  
*Post Office was established 1 November 1862 with William F. McCrary first postmaster, and it was the first post office in northeastern Oregon. It was in operation until 31 October 1903 when it closed to [[Baker City, Oregon|Baker City]].  
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*Post Office was established 1 November 1862 with William F. McCrary first postmaster, and it was the first post office in northeastern Oregon. It was in operation until 31 October 1903 when it closed to [[Baker City, Oregon|Baker City]].
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=== Maps  ===
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis538/getgooglemap?p_lat=44.6993215&p_longi=-117.9452176&fid=1136017 USGS GNIS map] for Auburn
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=== Additional Books  ===
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*Ghost towns of Washington and Oregon {{WorldCat|3167272}}
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*Main Street, northeastern Oregon : the founding and development of small towns {{WorldCat|8307087}} ▲ {{FHL|307081|item}}
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*Oregon Ghost Towns {{WorldCat|2713643}} ▲ {{FHL|538070|item}}
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://bakercounty.net/towns/auburn.htm Auburn]
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*[http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/auburn/ Oregon Encyclopedia]
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*[http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/historical_records/dspDocument.cfm?doc_ID=B6A6882F-E0DE-02EB-E67ECD625D4E2853 Oregon History Project]
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*{{wpd|Auburn, Oregon|Wikipedia}}
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=== Images of Auburn  ===
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<gallery>Image:Or-auburn1862.jpg|Auburn 1862-1863</gallery>
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=== References  ===
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{{reflist}}
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis538/getgooglemap?p_lat=44.6993215&p_longi=-117.9452176&fid=1136017 USGS GNIS map] for Auburn
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Revision as of 15:03, 19 July 2011

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Contents

History

  • Founded 13 June 1862, when William H. Packwood along with Ed Cranston and George Hall called a meeting to plat the area that became Town of Auburn.
  • The area was settled following the discovery of the gold in the Griffin Gulch nearby. Today only trace of Auburn is a field of washed stones in the Blue Canyon.
  • Auburn was Baker County's first county seat before a daring raid by town leaders of Baker City in 1875 taking the county records and moved to Baker City.
  • Events leading to the establishment of the city, gold was found on Griffin Creek in October 1861, and within a few weeks the eastern Oregon gold rush was in full fever. Thousands of miners and prospectors poured into the Blue Mountains and also into parts of Idaho where there were similar discoveries. A camp sprang up in the Blue Canyon district, a little south of Griffin Creek. This camp was about eight miles airline southwest of Baker City and it rapidly became one of the largest settlements in eastern Oregon.
  • Post Office was established 1 November 1862 with William F. McCrary first postmaster, and it was the first post office in northeastern Oregon. It was in operation until 31 October 1903 when it closed to Baker City.

Maps

Additional Books

Websites

Images of Auburn

References