Jewett Family - Kern County Pioneers

Jewett Family - Kern County Pioneers (HMGLD)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.66', W 119° 1.13'

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This area was originally a portion of the Jewett Brothers' Ranches. In 1859 Solomon and Philo Jewett walked 2000 miles to present day Kern County. They built the first store in Bakersfield in 1865 and the same year raised the first commercial cotton in Kern. In 1874 they organized the Kern Valley Bank in Bakersfield, first in the county. They were also leaders in raising Blooded Merino Sheep, in producing the first oil well in Kern and in construction of Sunset Railroad to Westside oil fields. Louisa Jewett Crites, a sister, was the first woman teacher in the county.
Marker Number14
Year Placed1970
Placed ByKern County Historical Society, Kern County Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316653 N 3918645
Decimal Degrees35.39433333, -119.01883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.66', W 119° 1.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 39.60" N, 119° 1' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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