Dentist's Office

Dentist's Office (HMH7W)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.574', W 119° 1.256'

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Tooth decay was a common and greatly feared ailment in earlier days.

People either had to make do with a painful tooth or find someone to pull it. If a trained dentist could not be found or afforded, a blacksmith or another person who was adept at tongs was often called upon to extract the tooth.

Al Kruger donated this residence in 1957. It was originally located on farmland about four miles west of downtown Bakersfield.

One room homes, such as this one, were a common first home for many Kern County pioneers. When the family could afford better, these homes became storage buildings and were relegated to the rear of the property.
HM NumberHMH7W
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316459 N 3918490
Decimal Degrees35.39290000, -119.02093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.574', W 119° 1.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 34.44" N, 119° 1' 15.36" 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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