#690:  Site of the Last Home of Alexis Godey

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On 19th St, in Mill Creek Linear Park, E of R St, Bakersfield





State Plaque



From the plaque:

Near this site stood the home of Alexis Godey, frontiersman and scout, who lived here from 1883 until his death on January 19, 1889. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1818, he acted as guide for John C. Frémont's expedition through the Kern area in 1843-44, and was honored for his services at the Battle of San Pasqual in 1846. Moving here in 1883, Godey died January 19, 1889.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Kern Country Historical Society, El Tejon Parlor No. 239 Native Daughters of the Golden West, and Kern County Museum, October 16, 1960.

©2009 David Schmitt