Travels with the Original Easyrider®
2016 Edition

Visit the Ghost Town of
Auburn, Oregon
Baker County

September 22, 2016

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Auburn was an unincorporated community in rural Baker County, Oregon,
United States, now considered a ghost town. Auburn lies off Oregon Route 7
southwest of Baker City and east of McEwen on the edge of the Blue Mountains.

Auburn is deserted today, but the former gold mining boomtown was once the
largest community in Eastern Oregon. Auburn only had one or two buildings
until 1861, when gold was discovered in the area. By September 1862,
Auburn had grown into a full-fledged town with over 20 stores and 1000
homes to serve the mining industry. In that month the Oregon Legislative
Assembly made Auburn the first county seat of Baker County, but by the
1870s Auburn was largely deserted, with a population of 200 people in 1873.
The post office, the first in northeast Oregon, closed in 1903.

Looked very carefully on this trip...... nothing there.

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