Log Cabin Saloon
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N 44° 46.535 W 117° 49.779
11T E 434356 N 4958355
History sign on the Log Cabin Saloon building in Baker City Historic District.
Waymark Code: WM31RX
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/26/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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History sign on the Log Cabin Saloon building in Baker City Historic District.

Marker Name: Log Cabin Saloon
Marker Text: Mike Hoff, a “tonsorial artist” (barber) in Baker City in the 1890s, built this building for his business. After a few years, however, Hoff went into partnership with Valentine Bildner to open a saloon in the building.
During the building’s early days, the lower storefront was covered with roughhewn logs, and “logs” were painted on the upper front.
A newspaper advertisement for the Log Cabin in the 1930s stated: “Olympic Club draught beer - a BIG glass, 10 cents. CROCKS - JUGS - PAILS: Bring ‘em We’ll Fill ‘em. Curb service - just toot your harn.”
By the 1990s, the building was reputed to be the oldest continually licensed alcoholic beverage-dispensing premise in Oregon.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Eastern Oregon

County: Baker

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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