Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Spanish missionaries brought the first domesticated sheep to California. During the Gold Rush, sheep provided food and textiles to people seeking their fortune in California.
In 1906, Thomas Quinn built this cabin to provide housing for shepherds tending flocks of sheep on the Quinn Ranch. Named for his father, Harry, the Quinn Ranch once spanned 20,000 acres of grassland with 10,000 sheep roaming Kern’s foothills northeast of Delano.
Designed to be pulled by horses, this building is equipped with skids to make transporting the cabin from pasture to pasture easier.
Thomas W. Quinn donated this portable structure in 1960.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 35° 23.549′ N, 119° 1.238′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Marker is located on the Log Cabin Green section of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pinkney House (here, next to this marker); Photographer’s Studio (a few steps from this marker); Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Wells, Fargo & Company Express Office (a few steps from this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
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