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

Kern County Fair Exhibit Building

 
 
Kern County Fair Exhibit Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
1. Kern County Fair Exhibit Building Marker
Inscription. Over the years, county fairs have provided a venue for farmers and their families to showcase crops, livestock, arts, and crafts and learn about the latest agricultural techniques.

The land presently occupied by the museum was once the Kern County Fair Grounds. This building was used as a community exhibits building to display locally grown crops. The Kern County Fair moved from this site to its current location in southeast Bakersfield in 1952.

Prior to becoming the fair grounds, this property was a farm owned by Solomon and Philo Jewett. The Jewett brothers utilized this land for growing crops and raising sheep. Architect Charles H. Biggar designed this exhibit building in 1926.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.63′ N, 119° 1.237′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located to the right of the entrance 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. Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office
Kern County Fair Exhibit Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose
2. Kern County Fair Exhibit Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Fellows (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court House and Jail (about 300 feet away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (about 300 feet away); Metcalf House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Kern County Fair Exhibit Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
3. Kern County Fair Exhibit Building
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
A community exhibit at the Kern County Fair in 1929 displaying products products grown near the town of Weedpatch.
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
5. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Interior of the Exhibit Building in 1927.
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
6. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Aerial view of the Kern County Fair Grounds, circa 1930.
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
7. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Kern County Fair and Exhibit Buildilng, circa 1927.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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