Sheepherder's Cabin

Sheepherder's Cabin (HMGNM)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.549', W 119° 1.238'

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Spanish missionaries brought the first domesticated sheep to California. During the Gold Rush, sheep provided food and textiles to people seeking their fortune in California.

In 1906, Thomas Quinn built this cabin to provide housing for shepherds tending flocks of sheep on the Quinn Ranch. Named for his father, Harry, the Quinn Ranch once spanned 20,000 acres of grassland with 10,000 sheep roaming Kern's foothills northeast of Delano.

Designed to be pulled by horses, this building is equipped with skids to make transporting the cabin from pasture to pasture easier.

Thomas W. Quinn donated this portable structure in 1960.
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316485 N 3918444
Decimal Degrees35.39248333, -119.02063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.549', W 119° 1.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 32.94" N, 119° 1' 14.28" 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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