Written by George Gilbert Lynch
A two-hour drive east puts you in a quiet little town with a history as good as the gold that came from its mountains.
Read more: Randsburg
The proof is in the asphalt—Kern County's love affair with the automobile started very early...and hasn't stopped!
Read more: The Horseless Carriage
When Kern County entered the Space Race, we did it with guts, grit, and gusto. These were the days of desert thunder.
Read more: Railways to Rockets
The ice business was a hot one in 1912, and there was only room for one. It meant one thing: someone would get burned.
Read more: Ice Wars
In the days before cable and TiVo, there was only you, your family, and that strange little black and white box.
Read more: When TV Came to Town
In the days before The Weather Channel, Bakersfieldians looked to the sky and to this famous bird for the daily forecast.
Read more: What’s the good Word... Weather Bird?
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