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

Joseph Weringer, Sr.

Pioneer Businessman, Miner
 
 
Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price - ECV Chapter 1866, May 1, 2015
1. Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Joseph Weringer, Sr., Born 1855 In Vienna, established the “Weringer Brewery and Bowling Alley” in Bakersfield in 1881. In 1889 he moved here and established the original townsite of Woody, named after pioneer rancher Sparrel Woody. Renamed Weringdale in 1891, the name reverted to Woody after several years.

Weringer discovered copper here in 1891 and operated the Greenback copper mine until after World War One, when ore shipping costs to Arizona and drops in copper prices made the mine uneconomic. At one time, the mine employed over one hundred men.

This building was part of the nine-room Weringer Hotel (1899) and Dance Hall. Woody also boasted a blacksmith shop, a modern garage, and a post office. The original Woody General Store is now located in the Kern Co. Museum Pioneer Village.

An agricultural center, there were local citrus and fig orchards, ranching, a cold storage plant and a Fairbanks-Morse livestock scale.
 
Erected 2005 by Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 42.176′ N, 118° 50.066′ W. Marker is in Woody, California, in Kern County. Marker
Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price - ECV Chapter 1866, May 1, 2015
2. Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker
is on Woody Road ¼ mile south of California Highway 155, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29260 Woody Road, Woody CA 93287, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woody (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lynn’s Bull Road (approx. 6.1 miles away); Granite Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); Lavers Crossing (approx. 6.8 miles away); Glennville Adobe (approx. 7.7 miles away); "El Cojo" (approx. 13.9 miles away); Fountain Springs (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woody.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Woody General Store
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price - ECV Chapter 1866, May 1, 2015
3. Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker
Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price - ECV Chapter 1866, May 1, 2015
4. Joseph Weringer, Sr. Marker
The building behind the marker is part of the nine-room Weringer Hotel.
Woody General Store image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price - ECV Chapter 1866
5. Woody General Store
Located at the Kern County Museum Pioneer Village
Joseph Weringer, Sr., circa image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
6. Joseph Weringer, Sr., circa
Photo displayed on marker located at the General Store building, Pioneer Village - Kern County Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California.   5, 6. submitted on May 23, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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