Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Home of Elisha Stevens
Erected 1964 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Kern County Historical Society, El Tejon Parlor No. 239, N.D.G.W., Bakersfield Parlor No. 42, N.S.G.W. and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 732.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 35° 23.838′ N, 119° 0.354′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of West Columbus Street and Ilsa Verde Street, on the right when traveling west on West Columbus Street. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jewett Family – Kern County Pioneers (approx. ¾ mile away); Beale Memorial Clock Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kern County Chamber of Commerce (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bungalow (approx. 0.8 miles away); Howell House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Adobe House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lόpez-Hill House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Standard School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
Regarding Home of Elisha Stevens. Elisha Stevens last name is correctly spelled Stephens.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Stephens – Townsend – Murphy Party of 1844 marker in near Donner Lake
Also see . . . Elisha Stephens: California Pioneer - Historic Kern. Captain Stephens led the wagon party up the treacherous Truckee River Canyon, crossing the river from bank to bank, and at times having to travel directly in the flowing riverbed itself. The party eventually worked its way up the Truckee to an alpine mountain lake near the Sierra Summit. Again, honoring their Indian friend, they called it Truckee’s Lake, (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.