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

Bealville

 
 
Bealeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
1. Bealeville Marker
Inscription. Named for Edward F. Beale, this station on the Southern Pacific rail line was established in 1876 as a depot and telegraph office. Service was discontinued in 1943. Beale was Superintendent of California Indian Affairs during the 1850ís. In 1865 he became owner of the adjacent Rancho El Tejon.
 
Erected 1962 by Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Museum, El Tejon Parlor No. 239 N.D.G.W. (Marker Number 741.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 16.315′ N, 118° 37.573′ W. Marker is near Caliente, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Bealville Road. Touch for map. This marker is found where Bealville Road crosses the railroad tracks, about one mile from Highway 58. Marker is in this post office area: Caliente CA 93518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caliente (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bakersfield National Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Arvin-Sierra Glider Port (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Great Flood of 1932 and Engine No. 3834
Bealeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 17, 2011
2. Bealeville Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Tehachapi Loop (approx. 7.4 miles away); Tehachapi Pass Railroad Line (approx. 7.4 miles away); Rankin Ranch (approx. 8.7 miles away); Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Brigadier General Edward Fitzgerald Beale. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Bealeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mia Kostouros, June 28, 2014
3. Bealeville Marker
Bealville Train Depot image. Click for full size.
4. Bealville Train Depot
Courtesy of Tehachapi Depot Railroad Musuem
<i>Bealville, Santa Fe Railroad</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Kern County Library, 1952
5. Bealville, Santa Fe Railroad
This view, taken from less than 30 feet north of the marker site, shows the view of Bealville looking southeast along the tracks. One might reasonably question how a photograph dated by KCL as being from 1952 can be depicting train service in Bealville, if service was halted in 1942. The transcription date from the marker may be wrong (it is damaged), or the photograph date may be wrong, or even both could be correct, as trains still make use of the tracks here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on June 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on July 19, 2014, by Mia Kostouros of Los Banos, California.   4. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   5. submitted on June 25, 2018.
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