How to get to Salem from Baker City, 1906

25 04 2011

Baker, Circa 1900. Image courtesy of the Oregon State Library.

The following is an excerpt from a ledger (T2011.002.071) containing expense reports for the transportation of patients (and an accompanying staff member) from their  home to the Asylum in Salem.  These are the expenses incurred by OSIA staff member S.A. Parks.

For expense actually and necessarily incurred and paid in going to Baker City, Oregon and conveying John Welkey, an insane person from Baker City, in Baker County to the Oregon State Insane Asylum at Salem, under appointment of the Medical Superintendent dated October 30, 1906 per the following statement:

October 30
$ 1.15 One RR Fare Salem to Oregon City
$ 0.25 One RR Fare Oregon City to Portland
$ 0.30 One Supper Portland
$10.65 One RR Fare Portland to Baker City
$ 1.00 One bed on train

October 31
$ 0.60 One Breakfast on train
$ 0.25 One Dinner Baker City
$ 0.35 One Supper Baker City
$ 0.50 One Bed Baker City

November 2
$21.30 Two RR Fares Baker City to Portland
$ 0.50 Two Breakfasts Pendleton
$ 0.50 Two Dinners The Dalles
$ 3.30 Two RR Fares Portland to Salem
$ 1.00 Cab Salem

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