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#382:  Colonel Thomas Baker Memorial

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Location:

City Hall, SW corner of Truxtun and Chester Aves, Bakersfield

35.373123,-119.019409

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

In 1863 Colonel Baker, friend to all travelers, came here to found 'Bakers Field.' His motto was, 'Time will justify a man who means to do right.' This civic center is his dream come true.


From the plaque:

Colonel Thomas Baker Civil Engineer – Lawyer Farmer – Soldier 1810 – 1872 In 1863 Colonel Baker came to this location. A friend to all travelers. His settlement became known at “Baker’s Field.” This civic center is his dream come true. His motto — “Time will justify a man who means to do right”

Dedicated October 18, 1942 Kern County Historical Society, Bakersfield City Council, El Tejon Parlor No. 239 N.D.G.W., Bakersfied Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W., Kern County Board of Supervisors, Kern County Chamber of Commerce Public Donations



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