Kern County's Historical Landmarks

Kern County is full of rich history. A number of organizations including the Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Museum, E Clampus Vitus, and Native Daughters of the Golden West among others work to commemorate this rich history with historical markers. The Kern County Historical Society also published the book Historical Site Markers in Kern County written by William Hample with photography by Robert Crabtree.

The Kern County Historical Society would now like to bring these markers to your computer screen. If you are interested in the full text written for each marker, the book listed above is available for purchase in our 'Publications' section.

Don Pedro Fages No. 283

In 1772 Don Pedro Fages, leaving the first written record of exporation in the south San Joaquin Valley, passed this site travelingfrom San Diego to San Luis Obispo via Cajon Pass, Mojave Desert, Hughes Lake, Antelope Valley, Tejon Pass, Canada de las uvas (Grapevine Canyon) and Buena Vista Lake. Dedicated October 9, 1938. Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 Native Sons of the Golden West, El Tejon Parlor No. 239 Native Daughters of the Golden West, Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Chamber of Commerce. Department of Natural Resources Register No. 283, State of California.