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Name: Gordon’s Ferry on the Kern River
Site Number: #137
Date Visited: 07/19/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 1630 China Grade Loop,, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Coordinates35.4247033,-118.9676998
Website: N/A

Description: Gordon’s Ferry was an overhead cable-type of ferry operated during the 1850s by Major Gordon. An adobe station house was located on the south bank of the Kern River, just a few yards to the west of this marker, which also served as a station on the Butterfield Overland Mail Route from 1856 to 1860.