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

Site of Baker's Field

 
 
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By Denise Boose, July 30, 2018
1. Site of Baker's Field Marker
Inscription.  In 1863 Col. Thomas Baker settled on the site of the present City of Bakersfield and fenced a ten-acre plot of alfalfa. This became known as Baker's Field where travelers through the area camped with their stock for protection from marauding outlaw bands. Thus the city derived its name from this field which lay between 14th and 17th Streets and was bounded on the West by K Street and on the East by P Street.
 
Erected 1967 by Kern County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 22.387′ N, 119° 0.758′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Truxtun Avenue east of N. Street, on the left when traveling west. Located on a wall to the left of the handicap parking lot in front of Rabobank Arena on Truxtun Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kern River Flour Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kern County Vietnam War Memorial (approx.
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By Denise Boose, July 30, 2018
2. Site of Baker's Field Marker
0.3 miles away); Haberfelde Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kress Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kern County Hall of Records (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel Thomas Baker (approx. 0.4 miles away); F.W. Woolworth Company Store (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Denise Boose, July 30, 2018
3. Site of Baker's Field Marker
Thomas Baker image. Click for full size.
4. Thomas Baker
Thomas Baker's Gravesite at Union Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 5, 2012
5. Thomas Baker's Gravesite at Union Cemetery
Tule-thatched home purchased by Colonel Thomas Baker in 1862. image. Click for full size.
6. Tule-thatched home purchased by Colonel Thomas Baker in 1862.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4, 5. submitted on July 31, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   6. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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