Joseph Weringer, Sr.

Joseph Weringer, Sr. (HM1KI6)

Location: Woody, CA 93287 Kern County
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N 35° 42.176', W 118° 50.066'

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Pioneer Businessman, Miner

Joseph Weringer, Sr., Born 1855 In Vienna, established the "Weringer Brewery and Bowling Alley" in Bakersfield in 1881. In 1889 he moved here and established the original townsite of Woody, named after pioneer rancher Sparrel Woody. Renamed Weringdale in 1891, the name reverted to Woody after several years.

Weringer discovered copper here in 1891 and operated the Greenback copper mine until after World War One, when ore shipping costs to Arizona and drops in copper prices made the mine uneconomic. At one time, the mine employed over one hundred men.

This building was part of the nine-room Weringer Hotel (1899) and Dance Hall. Woody also boasted a blacksmith shop, a modern garage, and a post office. The original Woody General Store is now located in the Kern Co. Museum Pioneer Village.

An agricultural center, there were local citrus and fig orchards, ranching, a cold storage plant and a Fairbanks-Morse livestock scale.
HM NumberHM1KI6
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByPeter Lebeck Chapter 1866 E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 334039 N 3952550
Decimal Degrees35.70293333, -118.83443333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 42.176', W 118° 50.066'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 42' 10.56" N, 118° 50' 3.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)661
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29260 Woody Rd, Woody CA 93287, US
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