California Historical Landmarks in Kern County
California Historical Landmark 382
Colonel Thomas Baker Memorial
Truxtun and Chester Avenues
In 1863 Colonel Baker came to this location. A friend to all travelers, his settlement became known as "Bakers Field." This civic center is his dream come true. His motto -
"Time will justify a man who means to do right."
October 18, 1942
Kern County Historical Society
Bakersfield City Council
El Tejon Parlor No. 239 N.D.G.W.
Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 N.S.G.W.
Kern County Chamber of Commerce
State Registered Landmark No. 382