Pinkney House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.547 W 119° 01.237
11S E 316487 N 3918440
Quick Description: This is one of many historical interpretive signs on the grounds of the Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2013 5:34:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMJDWH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
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Long Description:
Pinkney House

During their childhood, William Pinkney and Amanda Boydston took part in a migration of Americans heading west to seek land, gold and other opportunities in the western states shortly after the Civil War ended.

In 1898, William married Amanda, a widow with two young daughters. Two years later, the young couple bought this house, which was originally located at 812 H Street.

William, born in South Carolina, came to Bakersfield in 1884 with his parents to pick cotton on a one-year contract. William later worked wrangling cattle, as a hod carrier and for the City of Bakersfield’s Streets Department.

Amanda, born in Kansas near the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, originally settled in the San Gabriel Valley before moving to Bakersfield. Amanda was a member the Golden West Women’s Club and the International Order of Twelve Knights and the Daughters of Tabor.

Hynda Randolph, William and Amanda Pinkney’s daughter, donated this house to the museum in 1964.

Group that erected the marker: Kern County Museum

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Kern County Museum ~ Pioneer Village
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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