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

Dentist's Office

 
 
Dentist's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Dentist's Office Marker
Inscription.  
Tooth decay was a common and greatly feared ailment in earlier days.

People either had to make do with a painful tooth or find someone to pull it. If a trained dentist could not be found or afforded, a blacksmith or another person who was adept at tongs was often called upon to extract the tooth.

Al Kruger donated this residence in 1957. It was originally located on farmland about four miles west of downtown Bakersfield.

One room homes, such as this one, were a common first home for many Kern County pioneers. When the family could afford better, these homes became storage buildings and were relegated to the rear of the property.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1957.
 
Location. 35° 23.574′ N, 119° 1.256′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Marker is located at the east end of the Bandstand Green section
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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. Fraternal Hall (here, next to this marker); Kern Valley Bank (a few steps from this marker); Bandstand (a few steps from this marker); Court House and Jail (a few steps from this marker); Doctor's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Fellows (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Dentist's Office - One Room Home Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Dentist's Office - One Room Home Building and Marker
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Dr. Jean Worthington Bennett treating a patient in her office in Bakersfield, circa 1905.

Lower Photo:
A sign advertising dental service from a visiting dentist in Bakersfield, circa 1880
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Dr. Edward R. Victor in his office at 19th Street and Chester Avenue in 1898

Lower Photo:
John, Elisa and Reginald Waters in front of a board and batten home on the Rosedale Ranch in 1892
Side View of Dentist Office - One Room Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. Side View of Dentist Office - One Room Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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