Baker County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits
Angell Peak, about 8675 feet, at the summit of the Blue Mountains, a little to the south of junction of Baker, Grant and Union counties, named for Albert G. Angell, a member of the USFS service for nearly 30 years. He died in 1941 in Portland, Oregon.
Anthony Lakes, these lakes form a source of Anthony Creek, a tributuary of North Powder River which was in a turn a tributuary of the Powder River. Named for Willam 'Doc' Anthony who came to Baker county in 1864, settled along the banks of the Anthony Creek. He died October 1914, at age 85. In 1930s, the skiers began to utilize the slopes above Anthony Lakes and after World War II, a major ski area was developed. Anthony Lakes was the source of the term "timberbashing", meaning skiing through the dense forests.
Baiseley Creek, near Pleasant Valley, named for James Baiseley who discovered gold in the area in 1893. The family was well-known Baker County prospectors in the early days.