Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Tooth decay was a common and greatly feared ailment in earlier days.
People either had to make do with a painful tooth or find someone to pull it. If a trained dentist could not be found or afforded, a blacksmith or another person who was adept at tongs was often called upon to extract the tooth.
Al Kruger donated this residence in 1957. It was originally located on farmland about four miles west of downtown Bakersfield.
One room homes, such as this one, were a common first home for many Kern County pioneers. When the family could afford better, these homes became storage buildings and were relegated to the rear of the property.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Location. 35° 23.574′ N, 119° 1.256′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the east end of the Bandstand 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. Fraternal Hall (here, next to this marker); Kern Valley Bank (a few steps Bandstand (a few steps from this marker); Court House and Jail (a few steps from this marker); Doctor's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Fellows (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
Also see . . . Kern County Museum – Dentistís Office. The Kern County Museum Website quotes the text of the marker and displays a photo. (Submitted on December 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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