Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
During their childhood, William Pinkney and Amanda Boydston took part in a migration of Americans heading west to seek land, gold and other opportunities in the western states shortly after the end of the Civil War.
In 1898, William married Amanda, a widow with two young daughters. Two years later, the young couple bought this house, which was originally located at 812 H Street.
William, born in South Carolina, came to Bakersfield in 1884 with his parents to pick cotton on a one year contract. William later worked wrangling cattle, as a hod carrier and for the City of Bakersfield’s Streets Department.
Amanda, born in Kansas near the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, originally settled in the San Gabriel Valley before moving to Bakersfield. Amanda was a member the Golden West Women’s Club and the International Order of Twelve Knights and the Daughters of Tabor.
When he retired, Mr. Pinkney split his time between this house and a small ranch in the mountains outside of Lorraine, California. Mr. Pinkney died on March 31, 1954.
Hynda Randolph, William and Amanda Pinkney’s daughter, donated this house to the museum in 1964.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Location. 35° 23.548′ 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 distance of this marker. Sheepherder's Cabin (here, next to this marker); Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Photographer’s Studio (a few steps from this marker); Wells, Fargo & Company Express Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern City French Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.