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Your Special Day Wedding Ground Rentals

Join the many other couples who hosted their special day at our grounds.  The Pioneer Church is perfect for wedding ceremonies. 

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Baker Cabin Historical Site

The Cabin and site was accepted to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1976.

The site has two historic structures — the 1856 Baker Cabin sitting on it’s original site, and the 1895 Pioneer Church, moved to the site in 1967 from Upper Logan (Springwater).

Horace and Jane Baker traveled west from Illinois in the second wagon train from Independence Missouri in 1846. This was the first wagon train to cross the new Barlow Road from The Dalles to Oregon City. The Barlow Trail bypassed the treacherous ride on rafts down the Columbia River.

Pioneer Church

The 1895 German Methodist Church was acquired by the Society 1967. Originally built by a German community in Logan it was abandoned in 1920. It is said that all sermons were preached in German. Slated for demolition, the church was salvaged by a group of community members lead by Ernest Heinrich, who moved it to the Baker Cabin Site.

Beautifully restored, the Pioneer Church, in it’s tranquil wooded setting, has become a popular for Weddings and nondenominational Church Services at Easter Sunrise, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Wedding or Concert rentals are available and help to defray to costs of maintaining the site.

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Membership

Our Mission Statement is to “restore and preserve the Baker Cabin… and Pioneer Church… to create and perpetuate a property of interest and historic value for community education and use…”.

Become a Member

The Baker Cabin Society is a non-profit association of community partners and history buffs from all over.

Volunteer

Maintaining and improving the Buildings and Historic Site is a great way to learn more about your community, about the history of the Oregon Trail, and to invest your time into something truly worthwhile.

Make a Donation

The Baker Cabin Society is a non-profit association that works off your donations.

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