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Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here. California's historic marker program is a great way to learn the history of the The Golden State! See waymark creation and logging requirements below.
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California Historical MarkersButtonwillow Tree # 492

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Buttonwillow Tree

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rumpled

location: California

date approved: 9/22/2007

last visited: 10/11/2021

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California Historical MarkersBuena Vista Refinery

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Buena Vista Refinery No. 504: Eight miles due west of this marker stood one of California's first commercial oil refineries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 6/6/2009

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California Historical MarkersMcKITTRICK BREA PIT #498

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McKITTRICK BREA PIT

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rumpled

location: California

date approved: 9/22/2007

last visited: 6/5/2017

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California Historical MarkersAcala Cotton Shafter Cotton Research Station

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Acala Cotton Shafter Cotton Research Station No. 1022 The Shafter Cotton Research Station, established here in 1922 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, developed the "Acala" varieties which were exceptionally well suited to the San Joaquin valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 1/10/2015

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California Historical MarkersFirst Gusher

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First Gusher No. 581: Near an area of small 40- and 50-barrel wells, it blew in over the derrick top November 27, 1909, with a production of 2,000 barrels a day and started one of the greatest oil booms California ever experienced.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersTulamniu Indian Site

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Tulamniu Indian Site No. 374: The old Yokuts village of Tulamniu was named Buena Vista by Spanish Commander Fages in 1772.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 10/4/2013

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California Historical MarkersGossamer Condor Flight - No. 923 - Shafter, CA

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CA Historical Marker #923. The Gossamer Condor is disputably credited as the first successful human-powered aircraft. It was the first human powered airplane capable of controlled and sustained flight, able to win the Kremer Prize.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck

location: California

date approved: 11/9/2008

last visited: 11/9/2018

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California Historical MarkersLakeview Gusher #1

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Not much left other than a pipe and oil residue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Moose Mob

location: California

date approved: 5/14/2007

last visited: 11/8/2014

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California Historical MarkersColonel Thomas Baker

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Colonel Thomas Baker No. 382: In 1863 Colonel Baker, friend to all travelers, came here to found 'Bakers Field.'

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 4/12/2022

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California Historical MarkersLast Home of Alexis Godey - Bakersfield, CA

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A plaque in Central Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2015

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersHome of Elisha Stevens

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The Home of Elisha Stevens No. 732: Near this spot stood the last home of Elisha Stevens, noted American pathfinder and scout.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersGordons Ferry

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Gordons Ferry No. 137: Gordon's Ferry was an overhead cable-type of ferry operated during the 1850s by Major Gordon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 6/4/2017

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California Historical MarkersDiscovery Well

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Discovery Well No. 290: Oil was discovered at 70 feet in 1899, when Tom Means persuaded Roe Elwood and Frank Wiseman to dig here for oil.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 3/7/2009

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California Historical MarkersKern River Slough

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Kern River Slough No. 588: Just south of this point stood the Kern River Slough Station on the Butterfield Overland Stage route.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 6/9/2017

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California Historical MarkersMountain House

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One and one-half miles north of this point stood the site of the Butterfield Stage Station known as Mountain House, operating through present Kern County during 1858-1861. This famous line ran from St. Louis, Missouri, to San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 8/11/2015

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersRio de San Felipe

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Rio de San Felipe No. 278: On May 1, 1776, Franciscan friar Francisco Garcés crossed the Kern River one mile north of here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 8/11/2017

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California Historical MarkersSinks of the Tejon

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Sinks of the Tejon No. 540: Six miles east of this point was the site of the Butterfield Stage Line station Sinks of Tejón.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 7/19/2016

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California Historical MarkersFrancisco Garces, SHL No. 371

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Historical Marker, commemorating a Spanish Friar who opened a new route from Mexico to Central California.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 6/14/2008

last visited: 1/10/2015

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California Historical MarkersRose Station - Grapevine, CA

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Rose Station No. 300: From 1853 to 1875 this site, originally a vaquero camp of the Sebastian Indian Reservation, was known as Rancho Canoa (trough).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 6/17/2016

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California Historical MarkersSebastian Indian Reservation - Grapevine, CA

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Sebastian Indian Reservation No. 133: The Sebastian or Tejón Indian Reservation (headquarters ten miles east of here) was established in 1853 by General Edward Fitzgerald Beale as one of several California reservations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 6/17/2016

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California Historical MarkersLavers Crossing

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In 1854, John C. Reid filed a squatter's claim on this spot - the same year Kern County's first school class was held here. In 1859, David Lavers, with his father and brother, John, built a hotel and stage barn on the old Bull Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 8/11/2015

last visited: 7/18/2015

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California Historical MarkersCaliente

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Caliente No. 757: Originally known as Allen's Camp after Gabriel Allen, who in the 1870s had a cabin and stock pasture near here, the settlement was named Caliente when railroad construction reached this point in April 1875.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 4/11/2017

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California Historical MarkersBealville

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Bealville N0. 741: Edward Fitzgerald Beale, serving under Commodore Stockton in 1846, established his home here on Rancho le Libre in 1855.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 12/26/2008

last visited: 1/10/2015

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California Historical MarkersGlennville Adobe

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Kern County's oldest residence. Built before Civil War by Thomas Fitzgerald as trading post at junction of two Indian trails. Present Greenhorn Road follows east - west trail (later McFarlane Toll Road) to Kern River mining districts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2015

last visited: 7/18/2015

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California Historical MarkersFort Tejon - Lebec, CA

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FORT TEJÓN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoCraig

location: California

date approved: 2/25/2006

last visited: 5/18/2016

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