Durkee, Baker County, Oregon

Durkee:  An historic site for both the Oregon Trail and early placer mining activity. First known as Express Ranch, a Wells Fargo stage station, in 1862. The town was renamed Durkee when the railroad bought its right-of-way from the Durkee family in 1883.

Express Ranch (Durkee), Oregon.  Date Unknown "Express" was another word for stage stop.  Express Ranch was established as a post office in 1865 with C. W. Durkee as the first postmaster.  The post office was changed to Durkee in 1902.

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Clark Walcott Durkee and Sarah Allen Durkee
Founded the Express Ranch in the 1860s, later renamed Durkee

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Durkee Valley
It enfolds the story of the West; from the Indian trail to Oregon Trail to cattle to Transcontinental railroads and highway to modern industry, just across the fence.

Frank Glenn Ranch
Frank Glenn Ranch the Burnt River.

Durkee School Bus
These photos were taken when Cecil Glenn was the bus driver

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