Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This barn, used to feed and harness teams of horses, was originally located at 1606 “R” Street in Bakersfield.
Four horses could be fed and harnessed inside this barn. Chopped hay, stored in the barn’s loft, was lowered through a door into a trough located along the wall. Horses were fitted with a leather harness and bridle while they ate. Once harnessed, the horses were hitched to a buggy or wagon to transport people or goods.
The slatted structure adjacent to the barn is a corn crib. A corn crib is used for drying and storing ears of corn.
The City of Bakersfield donated the barn to the Kern County Museum in 1958. Mary Meske donated the corn crib to the museum in 1960.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Location. 35° 23.53′ N, 119° 1.242′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Chester Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the southern end 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. Railroad Scale House and Telephone Booth (a few steps from this marker); Southern Pacific Railroad Jail Weller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Photographer’s Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Caboose #1323 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheepherder's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinkney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Engine #2914 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
Also see . . . Kern County Museum - The Barn. The Kern County Museum Website quotes the text of the marker and displays a photo. (Submitted on December 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Buildings •
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