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

Shafter Cotton Research Station

 
 
Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, June 2, 2010
1. Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker
Inscription. The Shafter Cotton Research Station, established here in 1922 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, developed the "Acala" varieties which were exceptionally well suited to the San Joaquin Valley. The quality of the acala cottons and the marketing advantage of the one variety cotton district, created in 1925, resulted in premium cottons with a world-wide demand. Through the continued vision and cooperative efforts of growers and researchers, production of acala cotton became one of California's largest agricultural enterprises.
 
Erected 1997 by State Department of Park and Recreation, California Cotton Growers Association. (Marker Number 1022.)
 
Location. 35° 31.947′ N, 119° 16.684′ W. Marker is in Shafter, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Shafter Avenue north of Merced Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located to the left of the main door of the Shafter Cotton Research Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17053 Shafter Avenue, Shafter CA 93263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Green Hotel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Gossamer Condor Flight
Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mia Kostouros, June 28, 2014
2. Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Buttonwillow Tree (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, June 2, 2010
3. Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker
Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, June 2, 2010
4. Shafter Cotton Research Station Marker
Located to the left of the main entrance of the research station. It could easily not be seen since the base is made out of the same stone as the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2. submitted on July 19, 2014, by Mia Kostouros of Los Banos, California.   3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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