50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 22, 1969

At Monday evening’s city council meeting a report will be given by the Rent Supplement Housing Committee, appointed by Mayor McNeil to investigate the possibility of turning the Baker Hotel into a home for the elderly.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 22, 1994

The Baker City Transient Room Tax Committee wants to help keep Oregon Trail mania alive in the year after the hugely successful 150th anniversary celebration.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 23, 2009

Hoarse from a cold and no doubt tired after a long swing through the eastern reaches of his Second Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden nonetheless managed, during a brief talk Saturday at the Baker City Municipal Airport, to muster an angry response to his Democratic colleagues over their recent initiatives, including a proposed cap and trade program to help lower carbon emissions.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 23, 2018

Lee Marvin’s pants have arrived.

And not just any pants — this is the woven brownish pair he wore in the Western musical “Paint Your Wagon,” filmed in Baker County in 1968.

A new exhibit at the Baker Heritage Museum is celebrating the movie’s golden anniversary. It was filmed in 1968, and released in 1969. The display will be featured in the museum’s main gallery through the 2019 season.

“Paint Your Wagon” starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin and Jean Seberg and was set in gold rush-era California. The movie was filmed in two main locations — along East Eagle Creek in the Wallowa Mountains about 30 miles northeast of Baker City and near Anthony Lakes about 35 miles northwest of town.

The museum’s display has been several years in the making and includes a number of photographs on loan from the community.

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