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Location DB > United States > California > Bakersfield > Kern Valley Packing Company and Smokehouse
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Kern Valley Packing Company and Smokehouse
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 Database Info
created by SinCalRyder on 7/21/2011 7:23 PM
last modified by SinCalRyder on 5/8/2012 5:34 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
One really large packing plant area, 2 stories with connecting buildings. Small abandoned house on site, couple of non connected buildings
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
South H Street and Berkshire Road
Bakersfield, California
United States
Owner: Unknown
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Fire Damage
  •  Interesting Features
    Large melted machinery, Semi Truck sized smokers, cattle chute to slaughter area
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • On a busy main street, Nosey neighbors whose houses face the plant
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1933
    Closed: 1997
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • towelettes
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     History
    Earliest reference that I can find on this location is a law suit filed in 1933 from a private driver who was in a vehicle accident involving one of the companies trucks sent to pick up 100 cattle that they had just purchased. The plant was last known to make and packaged beef and turkey franks, as well as sliced smoked bacon. The facility closed in 1997 and has sat abandoned ever since. In June of 2010 a 3 alarm fire broke out at the plant around 11:45 AM and burned late into the night before being extinguished causing considerable damage to roughly half of the plant. This site has now been demolished.
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    http://www.turnto2...346161/detail.html
     Future Plans
    Demolished
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    July 2011 Visit
    Thu, Jul 21st, 2011
    posted by SinCalRyder
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 5/8/2012 10:44 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 8 12 at 22:44, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on May 8 12 at 17:34, SinCalRyder changed the following: History
  • on Mar 26 12 at 10:11, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 25 12 at 15:06, EatsTooMuchJam changed the following: Status, Recommendation, Security Measures, Future Plans
  • on Jul 24 11 at 18:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 22 11 at 16:44, Steed changed the following: City
  • on Jul 21 11 at 20:04, SinCalRyder made this location available
  • on Jul 21 11 at 19:58, SinCalRyder added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 21 11 at 19:45, SinCalRyder created a new gallery
  • on Jul 21 11 at 19:44, SinCalRyder updated the main picture
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