Taft in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
West Kern Oil Museum
The story of the oil companies, of everyday life in early oilfields and camps, as well as the story of oil itself are exhibited and interpreted within the museum.
The museum, run entirely by volunteers, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting artifacts, books, and equipment that tell the story of oil in California, particularly
Erected 2015 by Peter Lebec Chapter 1866, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 7.993′ N, 119° 26.894′ W. Marker is in Taft, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Wood Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of the West Kern Oil Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1168 Wood Street, Taft CA 93268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Taft (approx. 0.8 miles away); Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fort (approx. 1½ miles away); The Fort, Taft (approx. 1½ miles away); Lakeview Gusher No.1 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Maricopa's Jail (approx. 5½ miles away); Midway Field - Well No. 2-6 (approx. 6½ miles away); Tulamniu Indian Site (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taft.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. 3. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.