This local landmark has eight stories, has been around for over eighty years, and casts a huge shadow downtown.
Between the welcomed gluttony of Thanksgiving and the first kiss of a new year, there is a month of unrivaled merriment in our city.
Prior to the days of talkies but after the world of nickelodeons; during a time of prohibition, flappers, and The Great Gatsby, The California Theater on Chester Avenue and Wall Street was an entertainment haven for Bakersfield.
Splish splash they were takin’ a bath. Before it was burned down, folks loved every minute spent dipping in the Crystal Bath.
A cannon is a terrible thing to waste. That’s probably why, in the 1880s, Bakersfield Fourth of Julys were not only legendary…they were loud.
The first pitch; a swing and a miss. Nothin’ worse than the sound of a whiff.