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Baker Cabin


The site has two historic structures -- the 1856 Baker Cabin sitting on its original site, and the 1895 Pioneer Church, moved to the site in 1967 from Upper Logan (Springwater).

The Baker Cabin was built out of squared timbers originally destined for the California gold mines. The timbers were hand hewn from Douglas fir logs harvested from the property. No pegs or nails fasten the lap-jointed logs. The cantilevered design is common to the East Coast but seldom seen on the West Coast. The second floor sleeping loft is accessible by the outside stairs. Baker descendants lived in the cabin until 1901

The 1895 German Methodist Church was acquired by the Society in 1967. Originally built by a German community in Logan it was abandoned in 1920. Slated for demolition, the church was salvaged by a group of community members lead by Ernest Heinrich, who moved it to the Baker Cabin site.

Beautifully restored, the Pioneer Church, in its tranquil wooded setting, has become a popular for weddings and nondenominational church services at Easter Sunrise, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Wedding or concert rentals are available and help to defray to costs of maintaining the site.

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