Colonel Thomas Baker Memorial

California State Historic Landmark 382

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#382 Colonel Thomas Baker
Civil Engineer - Lawyer
Farmer - Soldier
1810 - 1872

In 1863 Colonel Baker came to this location. A friend to all travelers, his settlement became known as Bakersfield. This civic center is his dream come true. His motto - "Time will justify a man who means to do right."

Site Photo:



City Hall, SW corner of Truxtun and Chester Aves, Bakersfield.

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