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

Pinkney House

 
 
Pinkney House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Pinkney House Marker
Inscription.  
During their childhood, William Pinkney and Amanda Boydston took part in a migration of Americans heading west to seek land, gold and other opportunities in the western states shortly after the end of the Civil War.

In 1898, William married Amanda, a widow with two young daughters. Two years later, the young couple bought this house, which was originally located at 812 H Street.

William, born in South Carolina, came to Bakersfield in 1884 with his parents to pick cotton on a one year contract. William later worked wrangling cattle, as a hod carrier and for the City of Bakersfield’s Streets Department.

Amanda, born in Kansas near the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, originally settled in the San Gabriel Valley before moving to Bakersfield. Amanda was a member the Golden West Women’s Club and the International Order of Twelve Knights and the Daughters of Tabor.

When he retired, Mr. Pinkney split his time between this house and a small ranch in the mountains outside of Lorraine, California. Mr. Pinkney died on March 31, 1954.

Hynda Randolph, William and Amanda Pinkney’s daughter, donated
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this house to the museum in 1964.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1850.
 
Location. 35° 23.548′ N, 119° 1.233′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Chester Avenue. Marker is located on the Log Cabin Green section of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester 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. Sheepherder's Cabin (here, next to this marker); Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Photographer’s Studio (a few steps from this marker); Wells, Fargo & Company Express Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern City French Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Pinkney House and Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Pinkney House and Marker
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photos:
William Henry Pinkney, circa 1900 and Amanda Pinkney, circa 1940.

Lower Photos:
Ethel and Hynda Randolph, circa 1915.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
William Pinkney, circa 1923

Lower Photo:
Moving the Pinkney House to the museum in 1964.
Pinkney House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. Pinkney House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,214 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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