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White Pine County

Baker - Gateway to Great Basin National Park - Fall

The first recorded settlement in the area of Baker, Nevada, was by Absolom and Benjamin S. Lehman in 1875. Absolom was the discoverer of Lehman Caves in the nearby Great Basin National Park. The town of Baker was founded in the 1890s and was named for George W. Baker, one of the earliest settlers in the area. In 1914 Guy Saval, "King of the Basques" purchased the Baker Ranch and for a time the town was known as "Basque Town." Saval lost his ranch in 1921. Local townspeople enjoy "post-impression art" - art that is attached to fence posts. The horseshoe heart depicted below is an example.

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