Kern River Field
— California Historical Landmark —Oil was discovered at 70 feet in 1899, when Tom Means persuaded Roe Elwood and Frank Wiseman, aided by Jonathan, Bert, Jed, and Ken Elwood, George Wiseman, and John Marlowe, to dig here for oil. On June 1, 1899, 400 feet to the north, Horace and Milton McWhorter drilled this region's first commercial well.
|Series||This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series|
|Placed By||Bakersfield Parlor No.43 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No.239 N.D.G.W., Kern County Historical Society and Kern County Chamber of Commerce|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 322539 N 3922285|
|Decimal Degrees||35.42820000, -118.95485000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 25.692', W 118° 57.291'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 25' 41.52" N, 118° 57' 17.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||661, 805, 909|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5738-5798 Round Mountain Rd, Bakersfield CA 93308, US|
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