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 in West Kern County.
Erected 2015 by Peter Lebec Chapter 1866, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. 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. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the West Kern Oil Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1168 Wood Street, Taft CA 93268, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 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, Taft (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named The Fort (approx. 1½ miles away); Lakeview Gusher No.1 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Maricopa's Jail (approx. 5½ miles away); McKittrick Brea Pit (approx. 15.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Information and History of the West Kern County Oil Museum. (Submitted on September 13, 2015.)
Categories. • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 25 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. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Historic photo of the original oil derrick. • Can you help?