Barn
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.531 W 119° 01.251
11S E 316465 N 3918411
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: 11/6/2013 5:52:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMJE4F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 3

Long Description:
Barn

This barn, used to feed and harness teams of horses, was originally located at 1606 “R” Street in Bakersfield.

Four horses could be fed and harnessed inside this barn. Chopped hay, stored in the barn’s loft, was lowered through a door into a trough located along the wall. Horses were fitted with a leather harness and bridle while they ate. Once harnessed, the horses were hitched to a buggy or wagon to transport people or goods.

The slatted structure adjacent to the barn is a corn crib. A corn crib is used for drying and storing ears of corn.

The City of Bakersfield donated the barn to the Kern County Museum in 1958. Mrs. Joe Meske donated the corn crib to the museum in 1960.

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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