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

Undertaker's Office

 
 
Undertaker's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Undertaker's Office Marker
Inscription.
Life in the mid 1800s was difficult. The average age of death in the United States of America was around 40 years old. Disease, accidents and hard work took its toll on people lives.

This exhibit displays artifacts, dating from the 1890s to the 1920s, utilized in an undertakerís office to prepare a body for burial.

This building, constructed at Kern River Park, now known as Hart Memorial Park, housed park employees and visitors. The Kern County Board of Supervisors purchased the land for the park in 1921.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.598′ N, 119° 1.219′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southwest corner 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. General Store (a few steps from this marker); Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker); Lόpez-Hill House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Undertaker's Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Undertaker's Office and Marker
Hotel Fellows (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (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 . . .  Kern County Museum - Undertaker's Office. The Kern County Museum Website quotes the text of the marker and displays a photo. (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Jake Niederaurís store and undertaker shop located at 19th and K Street in 1880

Lower Photo:
Hopson Mortuary embalming room, circa 1925
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Kern River Park in 1929

Lower Photo:
Kern River Park employee housing, circa 1946
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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