And at the end of the street was South Baker, where the narrow gauge Sumpter Valley Ry. took off west for Prairie City,
some 80 miles away. I believe they reach PC in 1912, so Batesville was probably the end of the line. You'd have to unload
your T and drive over Dixie Summit to get down into John Day country.
Notice all the "road apples" in the street.
Yes Steve. It seems we still are dodging "road apples" when we are in a parade. Some things never change.
Well, at least they're smaller than most "meadow muffins"....
My Dad was born in Baker Oregon. He turned 97 on Dec. 2. He was born on the family farm. His mom placed him in a shoe box near the wood stove to keep him warm. Was only 2-1/2 lbs. when born. Every day I have him is a blessing. He started me out helping him work on model T's and A's before I was 10 yrs. old. Dad worked as a machinist. We restored a number of brass era. cars together over the years. Could not ask for a better life with my Dad.
Great Story, Les.
Wanna trade ? My old man was a terror. A mean and surly bastaad. I was happy to see him go.
I drove a T in the Leo Adler parade down that very street a few years ago and then spent the night at The Geiser Grand Hotel (the building in the picture with the corner tower). We spent a week in Sumpter on a local ranch. What a great area for Model T touring.