Baker

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Baker, Montana
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Beautiful Baker Apr 07, 2017
Baker is a small town of about 1900 (up 12% since 2000) located at the intersection of U. S. Highway 12 and Montana Highway 7 in Fallon County in Southeast Montana. Baker was established in the early 1900s as a stop on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad and was later named for A. G. Baker an engineer on that rail line after briefly being called “Lorraine”. Baker grew fairly rapidly because of the railroad and the 1912 discovery of oil in the area. Baker was badly damaged in 2013 by an F3 tornado. Fortunately no people were killed but six were injured. Baker is the county seat of Fallon County, and has been since the county was formed in 1913. Fallon County got its name from Benjamin O'Fallon, a nephew of Captain William Clark and an Indian agent for the upper Missouri region from 1823 to 1827. The Fallon County Courthouse is fairly new and frankly not that interesting. The library is attached to the courthouse.

Baker has a nice little historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. I especially liked the Lake Theater from 1918. There is one location in Baker listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Baker has a nice little veteran’s memorial by the Fallon County Courthouse honoring all veterans of the nation’s military. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our nation's veterans and their contributions to our freedom and our way of life.

Baker Lake is a man-made lake that was used to supply water for the steam locomotives that went through the town. There are signs posted that you should not swim, fish, etc. here but it is still kind of pretty
Fallon County Courthouse
Baker Library
Baker Historic District
Veterans Memorial
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