Near Tehachapi in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1953 by The Kern County Historical Society Bakersfield Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor N.D.G.W., Kern County Museum, Southern Pacific Railroad. (Marker Number 508.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West, the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
Location. 35° 11.707′ N, 118° 32.081′ W. Marker is near Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Woodford-Tehachapi Road, 3.2 mi E of Keene exit, on the leftTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keene CA 93531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tehachapi Pass Railroad Line (a few steps from this marker); The Cross at the Loop (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Flood of 1932 and Engine No. 3834 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cesar E. Chavez National Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nüwa - Kawaiisu People (approx. 4 miles away); "Old Town" (approx. 4.2 miles away); Duty~Honor~Country (approx. 6.4 miles away); Tehachapi Loop Mural (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
More about this marker. This site has been designated as a California Regisitered Historical Landmark (No.508) and as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,114 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Mandy Kirby of Clovis, California. 2. submitted on October 3, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. 3. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Mandy Kirby of Clovis, California. 5. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 9. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 10. submitted on September 27, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. 11. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Mandy Kirby of Clovis, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.