Unlike most farmers, who first built a log cabin and then cleared their land to build a frame house, Mr. Baker was a quarry man, a mason, who selected his homestead because of the nearby salt quarry. He immediately went to work in his quarry, neglecting to build his wife, Jane Hatton Baker, a cabin. Neighbors finally built her this cabin.
Constructed in 1856, the Baker Cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only cantilevered log house in Oregon. Located near Carver, the site also include a historic pioneer church.
Other History nearby:
(Portland) American Advertising Museum
(Carver) Baker Cabin
(Oregon City) Barclay House
(Dallas) Brunk House
(Salem) Bush House Museum
(Washougal) Camas-Washougal Historical Soc. Museum
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12/14 Coming to The Carver area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.