S. John Collins / Baker City Herald
Whit Deschnerâs artistic replica of an original salt lick has been bronzed and placed at the east side of Court Street Plaza in Baker City. Tyler Fouts, right, owner of the Blue Mountain Fine Art foundry, and foundry artist Eddie Beach, left, position the 344-pound bronze on its stand Monday under the watchful eye of Deschner, background left, and Steve Hardrath. Foundry artist Andrew Gettle was handling the lift truck operation. Commemorative bricks are being sold that will attach all around the stand along with a dedication plaque. The metal stand is a joint effort of Jason Yencopal, Baker Welding and Natural Structures. A formal ceremony will be scheduled soon, Deschner said.