Sonora Service Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.622 W 119° 01.312
11S E 316376 N 3918581
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: 11/4/2013 10:09:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMJDNP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
Sonora Service Station

The popularity of the automobile created an increasing demand for petroleum products, like gasoline, in the early 1900s.

Americans were suddenly able to travel to new destinations faster and easier than ever before, thus requiring new services along the way.

In 1936, this gas station was built on the corner of East 18th and Sonora Streets in Bakersfield. Gasoline cost around 15 cents a gallon when this service station first opened for business.

Hans and Virginia Nielsen donated this service station to the museum in 1989. The Model A Ford Club provided labor, material and funding for the restoration of this building completed in 1993.

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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