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

General Store

 
 
General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price, May 2015
1. General Store Marker
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Inscription. One of the first retail establishments built in a small town during the early 1900s was a general store selling food, household goods and hardware to people living nearby

The town of Woody, named for Sparrel Woody, was established about 1889 in the mountains north of Bakersfield. Trying to entice settlers to the area, Joseph Weringer laid out a townsite named Weringdale on land adjacent to Woody in 1909. The name Weringdale given to the townsite eventually changed to Woody.

Francis and Alda Weringer donated this building to the Kern County Museum in 1957.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.592′ N, 119° 1.229′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in the 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. Undertaker's Office (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Fellows (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern Valley Bank
General Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price, May 2015
2. General Store and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Court House and Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Lόpez-Hill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker); Fraternal Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
General Store image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price
3. General Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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