Oildale in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oildale, A 100 Years Ago
Oildale was called "Waits" during the oil boom.
To your right is Waits Train Station, on Norris Rd.
Several business sprang up, and eventually a church and subdivisions filled this active oil area.
Erected 2011 by Citizens For A New Oildale & Chevron.
Location. 35° 24.277′ N, 119° 1.239′ W. Marker is in Oildale, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Chester Avenue just south of East Beardsley Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93308, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jewett Family – Kern County Pioneers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sonora Service Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Kern County Fair Exhibit Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Standard School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bungalow (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Undertaker's Office (approx. 0.8 miles away).
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