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== History and Tidbits  ==
 
== History and Tidbits  ==
  
The community was founded in 1862 by gold prospectors on their way to California gold fields, when they panned gold out of Cracker Creek. The subsequent development of Sumpter was based primarily on gold mining.  
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*The community was founded in 1862 by gold prospectors on their way to California gold fields, when they panned gold out of Cracker Creek. The subsequent development of Sumpter was based primarily on gold mining.  
  
On 13 August 1917, the community was destroyed by a fire.  
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*On 13 August 1917, the community was destroyed by a fire.  
  
[http://www.historicsumpter.com/ Historic Sumpter]  
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*[http://www.historicsumpter.com/ Historic Sumpter]  
  
 
=== Sites of Interest  ===
 
=== Sites of Interest  ===
  
[http://www.historicsumpter.com/sumpter-oregon-sumpter-valley-ry.html Sumpter Valley Railway Historic District]  
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*[http://www.historicsumpter.com/sumpter-oregon-sumpter-valley-ry.html Sumpter Valley Railway Historic District]  
  
[http://www.friendsofthedredge.com/ Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge] <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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*[http://www.friendsofthedredge.com/ Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge]
  
 
== Family History Resources  ==
 
== Family History Resources  ==

Revision as of 18:22, 2 September 2008

United States > Oregon > Baker County > Sumpter

History and Tidbits

  • The community was founded in 1862 by gold prospectors on their way to California gold fields, when they panned gold out of Cracker Creek. The subsequent development of Sumpter was based primarily on gold mining.
  • On 13 August 1917, the community was destroyed by a fire.

Sites of Interest

Family History Resources

Cemeteries

Blue Mountain Cemetery
located east of Sumpter just off Highway 7 before entering the town.

Directories

City Directories of Sumpter are part of Baker City - City Directories.