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

Kern County Fair Exhibit Building

 
 
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By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
1. Kern County Fair Exhibit Building Marker
Inscription.  Over the years, county fairs have provided a venue for farmers and their families to showcase crops, livestock, arts, and crafts and learn about the latest agricultural techniques.

The land presently occupied by the museum was once the Kern County Fair Grounds. This building was used as a community exhibits building to display locally grown crops. The Kern County Fair moved from this site to its current location in southeast Bakersfield in 1952.

Prior to becoming the fair grounds, this property was a farm owned by Solomon and Philo Jewett. The Jewett brothers utilized this land for growing crops and raising sheep. Architect Charles H. Biggar designed this exhibit building in 1926.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
Location. 35° 23.63′ N, 119° 1.237′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located to the right of
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By Denise Boose
2. Kern County Fair Exhibit Building Marker
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the entrance 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. Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern County Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Fellows (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court House and Jail (about 300 feet away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Kern County Fair Exhibit Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
3. Kern County Fair Exhibit Building
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4. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
A community exhibit at the Kern County Fair in 1929 displaying products products grown near the town of Weedpatch.
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5. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Interior of the Exhibit Building in 1927.
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6. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Aerial view of the Kern County Fair Grounds, circa 1930.
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7. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Kern County Fair and Exhibit Buildilng, circa 1927.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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