Drug Store

Drug Store (HMGT4)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.553', W 119° 1.26'

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Treatment for illness and the maintenance of good health were important for the success of a new community.

Early pharmacists compounded prescription medicine with mortars and pestles, made their own pills, and sold popular patent medicines, which promised to cure a variety of ills.

Francis M. Carlock operated his dray and transfer business out of this building, which originally stood on 18th Street in downtown Bakersfield. A dray is a two- or four-wheeled wagon used for transporting heavy loads or objects such as large machines.

Frances M. Carlock's daughter, Harriet Carlock, donated this building in 1955.
HM NumberHMGT4
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316452 N 3918452
Decimal Degrees35.39255000, -119.02100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.553', W 119° 1.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 33.18" N, 119° 1' 15.60" 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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