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

Gordons Ferry

California Historic Landmark

 
 
Gordons Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
1. Gordons Ferry Marker
Inscription. Gordonís Ferry was an overhead cable type of ferry operated during the 1850ís by Major Gordon. An adobe station house was located on the south bank of Kern River, just a few yards to the west of this marker. It was also a station on the Butterfield Overland mail stage route from 1858 to 1860.
 
Erected 1937 by Bakersfield Parlor No.42, NSGW, El Tejon Parlor No.239, NDGW and Kern County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 137.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 25.488′ N, 118° 58.084′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on China Grade Loop, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is approx. 1000 feet south of Round Mountain Road. Marker is in this post office area: Bakersfield CA 93308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ethel's Old Corral (approx. 0.8 miles away); Discovery Well (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Elisha Stevens (approx. 2.9 miles away); Oildale Waits Drilling Company (approx. 2.9 miles away);
Gordons Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
2. Gordons Ferry Marker
Oil pumping equipment and pipes can be seen in the background.
Oildale, A 100 Years Ago (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jewett Family – Kern County Pioneers (approx. 3.6 miles away); Beale Memorial Clock Tower (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kern County Chamber of Commerce (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .  Panorama Park. Looming above this area on the river are the cliffs at Panorama Park. The view from these cliffs is the Kern River, the location of where Gordonís Ferry was located, and the Kern River Oil Fields which now dominate this area. This website tells of the area from early Native Americans who lived here, to current times. (Submitted on December 5, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,574 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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