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Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill

 
 
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By Alan Price, July 8, 2006
1. Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill Marker
Inscription. In memory of the men, women and children who were the pioneers of the Midway Sunset Oilfields, never to be forgotten. This cemetery was established November 1911 by William Brooks of the Taft Undertaking Company on land supplied by Standard Oil.
 
Erected 1997 by Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 7.776′ N, 119° 27.771′ W. Marker is in Taft, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Leily Avenue. Click for map. The cemetery is located at the end of Leily Avenue at the foot of Hill 24. Marker is in this post office area: Taft CA 93268, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Taft (approx. 0.7 miles away); West Kern Oil Museum (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fort, Taft (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Fort (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lakeview Gusher No.1 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Maricopa's Jail (approx. 5.8 miles away); McKittrick Brea Pit (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Midway Cemetery - 75 Hill. The researchers of
Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill Marker and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
2. Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill Marker and Cemetery
Marker is visible behind the fence.
the Midway Cemetery Larry Lyon and Fred Thomason write this article taken in part from the Midway Driller on November 4 1911 (Submitted on September 13, 2015.) 

2. Marker Unveiled at Old Cemetery. Midway Driller article from September 29, 1997. (Submitted on September 13, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
3. Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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