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

Standard End Pumping Unit

 
 
Standard End Pumping Unit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Standard End Pumping Unit Marker
Inscription. This standard end pumping unit was salvaged and erected by the Production Department, Chevron U.S.A., Inc., La Habra to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Standard Oil Company of California

The unit is composed of original parts from the San Joaquin Valley and the Los Angeles Basin. It is one of the few remaining handmade solid redwood units used during the early 1920ís.
 
Erected 1979 by Chevron USA, Inc.
 
Location. 35° 23.598′ N, 119° 1.298′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Black Gold Exhibit 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. Cable Tool Drilling Rig (a few steps from this marker); Havilah Courier (within shouting distance of this marker); Metcalf House (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John's Episcopal Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (within shouting distance
Standard End Pumping Unit image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Standard End Pumping Unit
Marker is mounted on the right foundation post.
of this marker); Norris School (within shouting distance of this marker); Cook Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Court House and Jail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .  The Black Gold Exhibit. Kern County Museum's information on the Black Gold Exhibit. (Submitted on January 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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A Second Pumping Unit on Display image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
3. A Second Pumping Unit on Display
This pumping unit is located at the Donor's Plaza. Markers seen surrounding the unit are commemorating donors of this exhibit.
A Modern Pumping Unit image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
4. A Modern Pumping Unit
This pumping unit is working at the Kern River Oil Field north of Bakersfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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