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N 35° 23.553 W 119° 01.280
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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 10:28:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMJDYX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
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Long Description:

A gazebo is a common garden structure often found in warm climates to provide shade.

Dairy owner Christian Mattly built this gazebo next to a dormitory for students enrolled in courses at the Kern County High School farm around 1905.

Students were instructed in growing alfalfa, cotton, corn, fruit, vegetables and flowers to build their knowledge of agricultural practices. Instructors also taught students how to care for chickens, cows, horses, and turkeys.

The high school farm was originally located at 25th and M Streets and later moved to Stine Road in Bakersfield.

This structure was a gift from the Kern County Union High School District in 1966.

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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