June 7, 1924 - September 11, 2002A fifth generation native of Kern River Valley, Bob is best remembered for the 9 history books he wrote. Without him much of what happened in our valley's past would have been lost. He was a cowboy, cattleman, ranger, family man and historian. But most of all he was a man of honesty and integrity. As a director and curator for the museum, he gave a lifetime collection of artifacts for all to enjoy. Awarded for his writing, his wife, Marge, said he would be embarrassed with the attention. When asked his reasons for writing, Bob simply said "I did it because it needed to be done". And to the question "What has meant the most over the years?", his reply was "I have 6 loves: the Lord, my family, my friends, the Kern River Valley, cowboying and the Forest Service." With this plaque we are preserving the memory of a man for all reasons.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the More Than Words series.|
|Placed By||Havilah Centennial Group, Kern River Valley Historical Society and Peter LeBeck Chapter 1866, E Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 370993 N 3957732|
|Decimal Degrees||35.75516667, -118.42693333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 45.31', W 118° 25.616'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 45' 18.60" N, 118° 25' 36.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 49 Big Blue Rd, Kernville CA 93238, US|
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