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

Barnes Log Cabin

 
 
Barnes Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Barnes Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.
After being injured while fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War, Thomas Barnes came to Kern County looking for opportunity.

In 1868, a tremendous flood washed trees from the Sierra Nevada Mountains down the Kern River depositing them on the valley floor. Thomas Barnes built this cabin from logs he retrieved after the flood. Thomas and his wife Jane with seven of their children lived in this house.

Thomas and Jane settled on 160 acres southwest of Bakersfield near Kern and Buena Vista Lakes on land later known as the Canfield Ranch. The Barnes family grew alfalfa, wheat, corn and peaches, and raised cattle and hogs on their land.

Due to the efforts of Hugh S. Allen, the Kern County Land Company donated this log cabin to the Kern County Museum in 1946.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.559′ N, 119° 1.214′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Log Cabin Green section of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Barnes Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Barnes Log Cabin and Marker
distance of this marker. Kern City French Bakery (a few steps from this marker); Pinkney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheepherder's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells, Fargo & Company Express Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Lόpez-Hill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Photographerís Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Weller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .  Kern County Museum - Barnes Log Cabin. The Kern County Museum website quotes the text of the marker as well as displaying photos. (Submitted on December 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photos:
Thomas Barnes and Jane Barnes, circa 1890

Lower Photo:
Thomas and Jane Barnes'children, circa 1900
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Thomas Barnes, circa 1890

Lower Photo:
The Barnes Log Cabin in its original location, circa 1945.
Water Pump on the Porch of the Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. Water Pump on the Porch of the Cabin
Barnes Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
6. Barnes Log Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,223 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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