ORE-7
Baker-Unity Highway #13
(Retired in 1981)
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[History][Locating Historic Highway Segments]
Description
From:
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La Grande-Baker Highway #66 in La Grande Baker-Unity Highway Map
To:
US-26
La Grande-Baker Highway #66 in La Grande
Length: 45 Miles
Routes associated with Highway: ORE-7

 

ORE-7
History

1917

The Baker-Unity Highway #13 is added to the State Highway System from Baker to Unity.

1932

The Baker-Unity Highway #13 is marked as ORE-7.
ORE-7

1976

The Old Oregon Trail (I-80N) is constructed between North Power and Baker. ORE-7 is extended along the Baker-Copperfield Highway #12 in through Baker to I-80N (now I-84).
ORE-7

1981

The Whitney Highway #71 is built between Austin Sumpter. Portions of the Baker-Unity Highway #13 and the Sumpter Highway #410 (ORE-220) are transferred to the Whitney Highway #71. The new highway is marked as ORE-7.
The remaining portion of the Baker-Unity Highway #13 is transferred to the Dooley Mountain Highway #415 and is marked as ORE-245.
ORE-245
 
The Baker-Unity Highway #13 is officially retired.

 

ORE-7
Locating Historic Highway Segments
Old route of the Baker Unity Highway

The old route of the Baker-Unity Highway #13 can still be accessed from Baker City to Unity by following ORE-7 south of Baker and turning onto ORE-245 across Dooley Mountain to Unity.

Last Updated 01/02/2000
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