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Sept. 2010

Saber-Toothed Cat

In September, the West Kern Oil Museum received the fossil skeleton of a Saber-Toothed Cat.  The specimen has been loaned to our Museum by the Page Museum - La Brea Tar Pits, part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.  This example of California's State Fossil was found in the La Brea Pits in southern California.  Remains of saber-toothed cats have been found in the McKittrick Brea Pits, north of Taft, and have been on display in various museums around the country.   Before they went extinct approximately 11,500 years ago, saber-toothed cats roamed the hills of the Central Valley, including the western portion of Kern County.  Our new guest has arrived just in time to great all our visitors who will be stopping by the Musuem during Oildorado!

Saber-Toothed Cat at the W.K.O.M.     Saber-Toothed Cat at the W.K.O.M.    Saber-Toothed Cat at the W.K.O.M.    Saber-Toothed Cat at the W.K.O.M.


Updated Exhibits and Displays

We have been in the middle of moving and updating several of our displays in the Museum.  Our hard working volunteers have moved and expanded the Yokut Indian display to showcase more of our collection and better provide information on the some of the first human inhabitants of the Western Kern County area.  Examples of arrowheads, morters & pestles and musical instruments are just some of the items on display.

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In addition, the volunteers are updating the Gardner Field exhibit and setting up temporary exhibits of "Oildorado Memorabilia" and of "Lady's Fashions Through the Years".  Stop by and see us.



Information about other on-going and future projects will show up here from time to time. Please visit us again to look for any updates.

If you would like more information about or to donate money or resources to any of these projects, please contact the museum.
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