Homestead is an unincorporated community in Baker County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Homestead lies on the Snake River south of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and about 4 miles (6 km) north of Copperfield and Oxbow.
|Elevation||1,742 ft (531 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|Area code(s)||458 and 541|
|GNIS feature ID||1121943|
The community was named for the homestead claim of Frank E. Pearce, who conducted operations at the nearby Iron Dyke Mine around 1900. J. H. Pearson was the first postmaster of the Homestead post office, which operated until May 1, 1965. The post office at Oxbow then replaced the office at Homestead.
Homestead was platted around 1898 along a Northwest Railway Company line that never developed. It thrived because of the patronage of the miners from the Iron Dyke Mine and because it was the railhead for local orchards.
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- Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. p. 52. ISBN 0-87595-073-6.
- Phillips, Dave (May 15, 1954). "Hells Canyon -- Snake River Picks Crooked Path Through Some of the Wildest Country in America". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. p. 17. Retrieved November 16, 2016 – via Google News.
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