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

Former Post Office

Site of Early Historic Buildings & Former Post Office

 
 
Former Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 30, 2013
1. Former Post Office Marker
Inscription.  The current building, which was built to house the post office, replaced two older houses. It is now privately owned and houses offices of local businesses.

Across the alley behind the building, there was once a small, tin building that housed firefighting equipment, including a hand-drawn care with hoses. That building can now be seen at the northeast corner of the Errea House Garden (Walking Tour Stop # 2).

www.tehachapimuseum.org
Maps for the walking tour are available at the Tehachapi Museum, 350 South Green Street.

 
Erected by Tehachapi Heritage League. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list.
 
Location. 35° 7.803′ N, 118° 26.858′ W. Marker is in Tehachapi, California, in Kern County. Marker is on East E Street near South Green Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map
Former Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 30, 2013
2. Former Post Office Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East E Street, Tehachapi CA 93561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Real Estate Development Since The 1960s (a few steps from this marker); First Roads and Highway 58 (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Importance of Water and Creation of Brite Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranching, Farming and Orchards (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Explorers in the Tehachapi Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Tehachapi Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tehachapi Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tehachapi.
 
Tehachapi's First Air Mail Flight Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 30, 2013
3. Tehachapi's First Air Mail Flight Mural
First Flight May 19, 1938
U.S. Air Mail – Tehachapi to Bakersfield, Calif.

First National Air Mail Week
20th Anniversary
U.S. Air Mail
May 15-21, 1938

Harry Beauford, Jr.
Air Mail Pilot
Kern County Airport #4
Tehachapi, Calif.

site of Tehachapi Post Office 1933

This mural is located on South Green Street near West F Street.
Former Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
4. Former Post Office
Former Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
5. Former Post Office
Former Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 18, 2012
6. Former Post Office
First Flight May 19, 1938 photo image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 11, 2014
7. First Flight May 19, 1938 photo
Top right of photo: Harry Beauford Jr., son of Harry Beauford Sr. at Tehachapi Airport 1938. Courtesy of Kelcy's Restaurant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 487 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7. submitted on April 12, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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