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

The Fort

Replica of Sutter’s Fort

 

—Erected in 1940 A.D. —

 
The Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price, May 25, 2015
1. The Fort Marker
Inscription. Constructed on the basic plan of Sutter’s original fort one hundred years after its erection in Sacramento by that distinguished pioneer Captain John Augustus Sutter. The building of this replica of one of the most outstanding landmarks to the early California pioneers was prompted by the same spirit that animated its founder. The advancement of American civilization.
Constructed jointly by
Federal Works Agency
Work Project Administration
and
County of Kern
Board of Supervisors
W.R. Woollomes -Chairman • C.W. Harty • Ralph Lavin • Stanley Abel • Charles Wimmer • Work Relief Department • H.R. Hubbard – Director • W. Francis Parsons – Architect

 
Erected 1940 by Kern Board of Supervisors, Grand Officers Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 35° 9.02′ N, 119° 27.926′ W. Marker is in Taft, California, in Kern County. Marker is on North 10th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 915 North 10th Street, Taft CA 93268, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
2. The Fort Marker
At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fort, Taft (here, next to this marker); History of Taft (approx. 0.8 miles away); Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); West Kern Oil Museum (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lakeview Gusher No.1 (approx. 5.5 miles away); Maricopa's Jail (approx. 7 miles away); McKittrick Brea Pit (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
3. The Fort Marker
Right courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
4. Right courtyard
W.R. Ray Bradley Auditorium image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
5. W.R. Ray Bradley Auditorium
Left courtyard. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
6. Left courtyard.
Left courtyard buildings image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
7. Left courtyard buildings
The Fort gates image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
8. The Fort gates
McKittrick Jail image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
9. McKittrick Jail
The Fort image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
10. The Fort
The Fort image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
11. The Fort
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 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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