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

Oildale, A 100 Years Ago

 
 
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By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
1. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Marker
Inscription.  This mural depicts Oildale around 1899, from the bridge to the surrounding oil derricks on the hills.

Oildale was called "Waits" during the oil boom.

To your right is Waits Train Station, on Norris Rd.

Several business sprang up, and eventually a church and subdivisions filled this active oil area.
 
Erected 2011 by Citizens For A New Oildale & Chevron.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 35° 24.277′ N, 119° 1.239′ W. Marker is in Oildale, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Chester Avenue just south of East Beardsley Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jewett Family (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sonora Service Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Kern County Fair Exhibit Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Standard School (approx. ¾ mile away); Bungalow
Oildale a 100 Years Ago Marker and Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
2. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Marker and Mural
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Undertaker's Office (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Designed by John Knowlton 2010 & painted by John Knowlton, Patti Doolittle, & Mary Gipson
 
Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
3. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural
Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
4. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural
Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
5. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural
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By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
6. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Marker
Oildale, A 100 Years Ago Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2012
7. Oildale, A 100 Years Ago Mural
Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural Credits image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
8. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural Credits
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By Denise Boose, November 21, 2012
9. Oildale a 100 Years Ago Mural Credits
Waits Station image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 21, 2013
10. Waits Station
Located at 147 East Norris Road.
Waits Station image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 21, 2013
11. Waits Station
Called the Rusty Rail Saloon
Oil Pumps on China Grade Loop Road image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 21, 2013
12. Oil Pumps on China Grade Loop Road
Oildale Oil Pumps image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 21, 2013
13. Oildale Oil Pumps
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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