Bourne, Oregon

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Bourne, Oregon
Former unincorporated community
Bourne, Oregon is located in Oregon
Bourne, Oregon
Bourne, Oregon
Bourne, Oregon is located in the US
Bourne, Oregon
Bourne, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°49′28″N 118°11′51″W / 44.82444°N 118.19750°W / 44.82444; -118.19750Coordinates: 44°49′28″N 118°11′51″W / 44.82444°N 118.19750°W / 44.82444; -118.19750
Country United States
State Oregon
County Baker
Elevation 5,374 ft (1,638 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136088[1]

Bourne is a ghost town in Baker County, Oregon, United States about 7 miles (11 km) north of Sumpter in the Blue Mountains.[1] It lies on Cracker Creek and is within the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. Platted in 1902,[2] the former gold mining boomtown is considered a ghost town today.[3]

Originally named "Cracker City",[3] Bourne is named after Senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr., who was interested in Eastern Oregon mines for a time.[4] Bourne post office was established in 1895 and closed in 1927.[4]

In 1910 Bourne town was listed as having a population of 77.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Bourne". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. p. 21. ISBN 0-87595-073-6. 
  3. ^ a b Potter, Miles (1976). "Mother Lode of the Blues". Oregon's Golden Years: Bonanza of the West. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-87004-254-6. 
  4. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  5. ^ Benson, Frank; Olcott, Ben (1911). 1911 Oregon Blue Book. Salem Oregon: Willis S. Duniway, State Printer. p. 114. 

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