Woody in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Joseph Weringer, Sr.
Pioneer Businessman, Miner
Weringer discovered copper here in 1891 and operated the Greenback copper mine until after World War One, when ore shipping costs to Arizona and drops in copper prices made the mine uneconomic. At one time, the mine employed over one hundred men.
This building was part of the nine-room Weringer Hotel (1899) and Dance Hall. Woody also boasted a blacksmith shop, a modern garage, and a post office. The original Woody General Store is now located in the Kern Co. Museum Pioneer Village.
An agricultural center, there were local citrus and fig orchards, ranching, a cold storage plant and a Fairbanks-Morse livestock scale.
Erected 2005 by Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic Agriculture • Communications • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Sports. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 35° 42.176′ N, 118° 50.066′ W. Marker is in Woody, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Woody Road ¼ mile south of California Highway 155, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29260 Woody Road, Woody CA 93287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woody (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lynn’s Bull Road (approx. 6.1 miles away); Granite Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); Lavers Crossing (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tailholt (approx. 7.6 miles away); Glennville Adobe (approx. 7.7 miles away); "El Cojo" (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woody.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Woody General Store
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