Hotel Fellows

Hotel Fellows (HMH9J)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.588', W 119° 1.248'

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The discovery of oil on the west side of Kern County in the late 1800s brought an influx of people to the area and created oil boom towns such as Fellows, Reward, and Taft.

In 1910, L. R. Buchanan built the Hotel Fellows for Martha Derminghem Buress in the once thriving town of Fellows. Martha, an immigrant from France, provided room and board for oil field workers and their families. Martha married Joe Randall in 1913. An industrious businesswoman, she was affectionately known as "Ma" Randall by hotel patrons.

The Santa Fe Energy Company donated the Hotel Fellows to the museum in 1989. The hotel was moved in one piece approximately 40 miles from Midway Road in downtown Fellows to the museum.
HM NumberHMH9J
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316472 N 3918516
Decimal Degrees35.39313333, -119.02080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.588', W 119° 1.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 35.28" N, 119° 1' 14.88" 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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