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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sheepherder's Cabin

 
 
Sheepherder's Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Sheepherder's Cabin Marker
Inscription.
Spanish missionaries brought the first domesticated sheep to California. During the Gold Rush, sheep provided food and textiles to people seeking their fortune in California.

In 1906, Thomas Quinn built this cabin to provide housing for shepherds tending flocks of sheep on the Quinn Ranch. Named for his father, Harry, the Quinn Ranch once spanned 20,000 acres of grassland with 10,000 sheep roaming Kern’s foothills northeast of Delano.

Designed to be pulled by horses, this building is equipped with skids to make transporting the cabin from pasture to pasture easier.

Thomas W. Quinn donated this portable structure in 1960.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.549′ N, 119° 1.238′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located on the Log Cabin Green section of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pinkney House (here, next to this marker); Photographer’s Studio (a few steps from this marker);
Sheepherder's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Sheepherder's Cabin
Pinkney House is the green building - Kern Valley Bank is the red building seen behind the Cabin.
Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Wells, Fargo & Company Express Office (a few steps from this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sheepherder's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
3. Sheepherder's Cabin
The Barnes Cabin is seen on the right.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Harry Quinn, circa 1914.

Lower Photo:
The sheep industry grew dramatically during the Civil War because of the demand for wool to make military uniforms.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
5. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Sheep Shearing, circa 1910.

Lower Photo:
Sheep and shepherd at Paso Flats, circa 1930.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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