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

Kern River Flour Mills

 
 
Kern River Flour Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 4, 2012
1. Kern River Flour Mills Marker
Inscription. In 1871 Horatio P. Livermore and William Muehe built the Kern River Flour Mills on the Kern Island Canal. Muehe sold his interest to Fordyce Roper in 1874 and Livermore to James B. Haggin in 1879, who also acquired Roper's interest in 1884. The business became a corporate holding of the Kern County Land Company in 1890, flour production continued until 1923, and grain was processed and stored until a destructive earthquake in 1952.
 
Erected 1976 by Tenneco West Inc. and Bakersfield Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 22.414′ N, 119° 0.544′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Truxtun Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Home of Alexis Godey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kern County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Weill's Department Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Arlington House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel Thomas Baker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brock's Department Store
Kern River Flour Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 4, 2012
2. Kern River Flour Mills Marker
Located on the front pillar at the entrance car port of the Best Western Motel.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Livermore and Chester Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bank of Bakersfield (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Best Western Motel - Location of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 4, 2012
3. Best Western Motel - Location of the Marker
The Canal River Walk image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 4, 2012
4. The Canal River Walk
The river walk is located right behind the Best Western motel. Bakersfield has numerous canals all over the city.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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