History of Taft

History of Taft (HM10SQ)

Location: Taft, CA 93268 Kern County
Buy California State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 35° 8.371', W 119° 27.659'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 194 views
Inscription
As Taft's first 100 years is being celebrated in 2010, let's look back to see from where we came. Taft got its start when the railroad laid tracks to Taft and beyond. Siding Number Two was where it all started along the tracks in the vicinity of 2nd and Supply Row. Railroad cars were being unloaded with supplies for the rapidly expanding oil production for miles along what was called the Midway Sunset Oil Field. Buildings began springing up, followed by houses, businesses, schools, and everything needed for a progressive city to start itself. Electricity and a water supply were brought in. The voters approved incorporation and Taft became a city on November 7, 1910. The railroad began subdividing, installing streets, sidewalks, gutters, and curbs. The City of Taft was taking shape. The downtown area was flooded with workers at all hours of the day, working 12-hours shifts. It is said Taft resembled a mining town that never slept. Those were the good times and the good times have never stopped.
Details
HM NumberHM10SQ
Tags
Year Placed2010
Placed ByPete Gianopulos
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 275789 N 3891287
Decimal Degrees35.13951667, -119.46098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.371', W 119° 27.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 22.26" N, 119° 27' 39.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-598 Supply Row, Taft CA 93268, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?