Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Kern River Slough
Just south of this point stood the Butterfield Overland Stage site known as Kern River Slough. Operating through present Kern County during 1858 – 1861. This famous line ran from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco until the outbreak of the Civil War.
Kern County Historical Society
El Tejon Parlor No. 239 N.D.G.W.
Kern County Museum
State Registered Historical Landmark No. 588
Re-dedicated Oct. 6, 1996
Erected 1957 by Kern County Historical Society, El Tejon Parlor No. 239 N.D.G.W. and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 588.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, the California Historical Landmark, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
Location. 35° 16.007′ N, 118° 58.13′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3720 East Panama Road, Bakersfield CA 93307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pablo Galtes - Union Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Captain Elisha Stephens (approx. 6.9 miles away); Eternal Flame (approx. 6.9 miles away); Don José Jesús (J. J.) Lopez (approx. 7 miles away); Kern River Flour Mills (approx. 7.7 miles away); Site of Baker's Field (approx. 7.8 miles away); Kern County Hospital (approx. 7.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
Regarding Kern River Slough. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.588 on May 22,1957.
Also see . . .
1. The Butterfield Overland Stage. ”Butterfields men were rough tough frontiersman as no other men could handle the hardships that Butterfield would put them through. He gave them instructions such as ,"drivers and conductors to be armed but to shoot only when lives of passengers are endangered" and "no shipments of gold or silver to be carried to cut down on attacks by highwaymen." Each driver had a 60 mile route and then a return for a total of 120 miles.” (Submitted on November 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. History of the Butterfield Overland Stage. (Submitted on November 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. John Butterfield and the Butterfield Overland Stage. (Submitted on November 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.