Miller and Lux Survey Office
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.553 W 119° 01.262
11S E 316449 N 3918452
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 10:54:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMJDZ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 1

Long Description:
Miller and Lux Survey Office

Large scale farming and ranching was needed to supply the restaurants and grocery stores in fast-growing cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles in the late 1800s.

Henry Miller and Charles Lux purchased large areas of land throughout the western states to control the supply of cattle for their San Francisco butchering operation. By the late 1880s, Miller & Lux had acquired more than one million acres in California, Nevada, and Oregon. Most of their land was located in the San Joaquin Valley.

The small town of Buttonwillow was the Kern County headquarters for the Miller & Lux land and agricultural partnership. Miller & Lux surveyors took accurate measurements of land areas in order to determine boundaries, elevations, and dimensions.

This survey office was built around 1906. Later, the Buena Vista Water Storage District used the building.

The Buttonwillow Chamber of Commerce donated this building to the museum 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
93301


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

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