All posts by Gordon F. Lull

Kern Farming: From the Ground Up

“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” -Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture.

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Union Cemetery: Converging Spirits

When Colonel Thomas Baker’s bones were laid to rest in 1872, they were placed in a very specific location. That’s because Baker, himself, selected the site for his eternal resting place.

Union Cemetery is very much a part of the story of Kern County and Bakersfield. The cemetery doesn’t just contain the souls of those long-departed founders and influencers, it is physical history.” —Dave Hepburn

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