Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Newspapers brought news of wars, politics, local happenings and other important information to the residents of Kern County.
This exhibit displays artifacts reminiscent of Kern County’s first newspaper office, the Weekly Courier. George Tiffany first published the Weekly Courier beginning on August 18, 1866 in the county seat of Havilah.
The remnants of the mining boom town, Havilah, is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains between the Kern River Valley and Walker Basin approximately 45 miles northeast of Bakersfield.
Richard and Samuel Schrader donated this building originally located on Taft Highway near the Buena Vista Golf Course in 1957.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Location. 35° 23.578′ N, 119° 1.306′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the western end of the Bandstand 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. Saint John's Episcopal Mission (a few steps from this marker); Norris School Standard End Pumping Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); Cook Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Weill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (within shouting distance of this marker); Metcalf House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
Also see . . . Photos of Asbury Harpending, Jr. and some of his immediate descendants. Some of these are from his autobiography, but many are not. (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Ron Pavellas of Stockholm, Sweden.)
1. Asbury Harpending, Jr.
Although my great-grandfather died well before I was born in 1937, he was present always in our household, through stories of his daughter, my great-aunt Genevieve, and my father who was 9 when he died. I passed through Havilah around 1990, on a quiet Sunday, and remember seeing a marker there, perhaps this one. Thanks
— Submitted January 1, 2010, by Ron Pavellas of Stockholm, Sweden.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 895 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.