In the days before cable and TiVo, there was only you, your family, and that strange little black and white box.
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.
In the days before The Weather Channel, Bakersfieldians looked to the sky and to this famous bird for the daily forecast.
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.