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Ethel's Old Corral

 
 
Ethel's Old Corral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
1. Ethel's Old Corral Marker
Inscription. These days restaurants come and go in the blink of an eye. But every so often a venue dishes up just the right mix of food and ambiance. Ethel's Old Corral is a perfect example of a restaurant getting it right. Great food, entertainment, customer service, and the original rustic ambiance have kept customers returning for over 70 years. Ethel Beeson"s family opened Ethel's in the 1940's and current owner Natalie Mears has continued to operate the business with the original vision which has made Ethel's Old Corral a true success story.

Ethel's Old Corral attracts one of the most diverse customer bases in Kern County, Ethel's is a destination for motorcycle riders and car clubs. Cowboys and cowgirls tie up their horses at the hitching rail behind the building. White collar workers sit at the bar beside oilfield hands. Live music, dancing and great people make this the place to be.

Ethel's Old Corral is guarded by a 26 foot tall Indian. This statue of a Native American Indian is also a symbol of Bakersfield's history. The statue has been around Bakersfield for years, starting as as advertising symbol for Mohawk Tires. The statue was then moved to Garces Circle in Bakersfield, then became the Standard Middle School Warriors mascot. In 2001 the Indian was refurbished and placed in front of Ethel's Old Corral where he welcomes
Ethel's Old Corral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
2. Ethel's Old Corral Marker
Marker is located at the far left corner of the building under the awning.
all that venture out to this landmark.
 
Erected 2015 by Peter Lebec Chapter 1866, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 25.114′ N, 118° 57.402′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from 4310 Old Alfred Harrell Highway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bakersfield CA 93308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Discovery Well (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gordons Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Elisha Stevens (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kern County Veterans (approx. 3.4 miles away); Oildale Waits Drilling Company (approx. 3.6 miles away); Oildale, A 100 Years Ago (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jewett Family – Kern County Pioneers (approx. 3.9 miles away); Beale Memorial Clock Tower (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Ethel's Old Corral image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
3. Ethel's Old Corral
An Old Wagon on Display image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
4. An Old Wagon on Display
The Native American Statue Greeting Customers image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
5. The Native American Statue Greeting Customers
Native American Statue image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
6. Native American Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California.   2. submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California.   6. 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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