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

The Fort, Taft

 
 
The Fort, Taft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
1. The Fort, Taft Marker
Inscription. Built of native adobe, The Fort is a replica of Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, originally it was built to accommodate county, state, and federal officers, as well as be utilized as a town hall. The Fort was dedicated on May 22, 1940.
 
Erected 1980 by Kern County Msueum, Kern County Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus #1866.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus 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 south of West Ash Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Fort (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).
 
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The Fort, Taft image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
2. The Fort, Taft
The marker is located just to the left of the main gate.
this marker. The Marker Located at Sutter's Fort in Sacramento, California
 
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Massive Gate image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
3. Massive Gate
W.R. Ray Bradley Auditorium image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
4. W.R. Ray Bradley Auditorium
Original Fort Sign 1940 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
5. Original Fort Sign 1940
Right Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
6. Right Courtyard
McKittrick Jail is visible in the background.
Left Front of The Fort image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
7. Left Front of The Fort
Right Front of The Fort image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
8. Right Front of The Fort
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 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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