Barnes Log Cabin

Barnes Log Cabin (HMGNH)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.559', W 119° 1.214'

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After being injured while fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War, Thomas Barnes came to Kern County looking for opportunity.

In 1868, a tremendous flood washed trees from the Sierra Nevada Mountains down the Kern River depositing them on the valley floor. Thomas Barnes built this cabin from logs he retrieved after the flood. Thomas and his wife Jane with seven of their children lived in this house.

Thomas and Jane settled on 160 acres southwest of Bakersfield near Kern and Buena Vista Lakes on land later known as the Canfield Ranch. The Barnes family grew alfalfa, wheat, corn and peaches, and raised cattle and hogs on their land.

Due to the efforts of Hugh S. Allen, the Kern County Land Company donated this log cabin to the Kern County Museum in 1946.
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316522 N 3918461
Decimal Degrees35.39265000, -119.02023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.559', W 119° 1.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 33.54" N, 119° 1' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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