There are a great number of places in Kern County that hold historical significance.
It’s hard to imagine what Bakersfield looked like around the turn of the 20th Century. While we have some surviving photographs to give us blurry or faded glimpses into life over 100 years ago, very few artifacts remain.
We’re lucky to live in a city with so many local, family-run businesses; some of which have been around for decades and continue to grow and serve our needs generation after generation. As such, Bakersfield Magazine continues to profile these longstanding companies year after year in our Generations issue so that readers can have a better understanding of their struggles and triumphs and realize just how important it is to support these businesses and our local economy.