50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

July 9, 1968

The city of Baker is using a method in street building that was used by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. Don’t let that worry you, however, because of the Italian Appian Way which the Romans built is still being used today.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 9, 1993

The mystery of a prominent photograph at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center may be solved.

Eight people are posed in front of two covered wagons in the scene, which hangs on a wall in the popular Bureau of Land Management facility east of Baker City.

Their identities are unknown, but a couple from Camano Island, Wash., think they have the answer.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 9, 2008

The Baker City Council has agreed to re-examine their policy on praying to open City Council meetings.

Gary Dielman asked councilors Tuesday to look at their policy following a prayer offered by Bob Vanderbilt, who closed his invocation in Jesus’ name.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

July 10, 2017

It was heaven for some and hell for others at the inaugural Hell on Wheels flat track motorcycle race Saturday evening at the Fairgrounds in Baker City.

A free event attached to the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally, the flat track race attracted about 1,400 spectators with its mix of adrenaline, collisions and lots of dust — in no particular order.

Anyone in town attending the rally was encouraged to race for a chance to win a $500 gift card. The rules were simple — “Run what you brung only.”

For Adam Morris, he brought his 1979 Honda GL 1000, which had been judged best in show earlier that day. Morris, like many of the racers, had never been in a real race before.

“I was thinking I’m here, I might as well,” said Morris, of Seattle. “But yes, I’m really nervous about racing it.”

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