50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

July 5, 1968

A large part of the local population turned out in downtown Baker yesterday morning to observe an annual American Legion Grand Parade and celebrate our day of independence.

The two-mile long parade wound its way around the downtown streets until it reached the bulk of the crowd on Main Street.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 5, 1993

Baker City has made an endangered species list of sorts, but Tim Bishop says there’s no immediate cause for alarm.

Baker City was among the areas on the annual list of endangered historic places compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and released to U.S. News and World Report.

The places on the list were said to be in danger of losing their rustic beauty because of the growth of shopping malls in the region.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 4, 2008

Baker County Commissioners Wednesday denied an appeal of a Planning Commission decision that placed conditions on a Washington man’s plan to build a home north of Old Auburn Road.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 5, 2017

There are plenty of things for kids to do to get involved in the rodeo, especially the Haines Stampede.

However, the one thing that was missing was a bronc event.

So the rodeo board decided to add the mini ranch saddle bronc to the schedule, so kids could get the opportunity to get bucked on a horse.

The mini saddle bronc involves kids younger than 13 riding ponies with a saddle, as opposed to bareback, and holding on while the horse is bucking.

Ethan Thompson, 10, won the event on Tuesday with 88 points, and it was his first time ever being in a rodeo.

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