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Bakersfield, California, USA

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Where is Bakersfield, California, USA? 

Bakersfield, Kern, California, USA
Bakersfield was settled in 1858 by a handful of families who had trekked northward through the El Tejon Pass seeking home sites rather than gold. The town was named by an early settler, Colonel Thomas Baker, who invited the weary travelers through the valley to rest overnight. These travelers would plan in advance to meet and rest in "Colonel Baker's field." Baker formally laid out the town in 1869, and within two years the city had a telegraph office, two stores, a newspaper, two boarding houses, one doctor, a wagon shop, a harness shop, one attorney, a saloon, and fifty school pupils. The Bakersfield Centennial Garden and Convention Center rests on part of the original Colonel Baker's field as well as the Centennial Plaza community park.

The City of Bakersfield was first incorporated in 1873, and in the same year, the County seat was moved from the booming little town of Havilah to Bakersfield. Three years later, the town decided to disincorporate. It was not until 1898 that the community incorporated again.www.bakersfieldcity.us/ administration/ mayor_council/ history.htm


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Bakersfield, California, USA - In The Oil Fields Near Bakersfield, California (1911)
Bakersfield, California, USA

In The Oil Fields Near Bakersfield, California (1911)
Bakersfield, California, USA - Kern Co. High School, Bakersfield, California. (1918)
Bakersfield, California, USA

Kern Co. High School, Bakersfield, California. (1918)

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Bakersfield, California, USA - Kern County Court House
Bakersfield, California, USA

Kern County Court House

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News  1906 - SIX BURIED IN A TUNNEL. ENTOMBED IN KERN RIVER POWER CO.'S SHAFT. FOURTEEN SECTIONS COLLAPSED LIKE CARDS AND BODIES ARE FAR BEYOND REACH.
Bakersfield, Dec. 7. - Six miners were entombed this morning by the caving of a shaft leading to...Read MORE...

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June 29, 1908
1910 - March 14 - Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere

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1916
Bakersfield, a banking city, the capital of Kern co., Cal., on the Kern River and on the Southern...Read MORE...

News  1928 - 2 CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH IN CAR. TWO WOMEN RECEIVE PROBABLY FATAL INJURIES WHEN AUTO EXPLODES.
Bakersfield, Cal., April 12 (AP) - Two children burned to death and two women received probably...Read MORE...

News  1929 - Man Chokes to Death on Cigar Butt
Bakersfield, Cal. - Steven W. Marshall, 35, chief clerk of a petroleum securities company here,...Read MORE...

1952 - Bakersfield hit by earthquake, caused over $50 million in property damage

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News  1952 - NEW QUAKE JARS SOUTHLAND, BAKERSFIELD LOSS IN MILLIONS. 2 DEAD, 32 HURT, BUSINESS AREA LEFT SHAMBLES. RESCUERS DIG INTO WRECKAGE, MORE TEMBLORS FEARED.
Bakersfield, Calif. (UP) - Another earthquake rattled windows in Southern California today as...Read MORE...

News  1960 - March 14 - 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Browe
flag  Marion Eugene (Gene) BROWE (9/19/1895, Bakersfield, California, USA - 10/15/1989, Fresno, California, USA) gravestone

Robinson
flag  Dorothy Bell ROBINSON (14 May 1896, Bakersfield, California, USA - 7 October 1978, Costa Mesa, Orange, California, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bowler
flag  Michael John BOWLER (29 September 1864, Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers) - 9 November 1941, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone

Drachler
 flag  Katherine Ann DRACHLER (3 October 1924, Greene, New York, USA - 12 November 1974, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone

Jarvis
 flag  William Thurman JARVIS (25 March 1896, Western Grove, Arkansas, USA - 29 December 1962, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone

Mueller
 flag  Arthur Joseph MUELLER (24 January 1913, Buffalo, New York, USA - 12 November 1974, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone

Rector
flag  Mary Jane RECTOR (2 October 1861, Napa, California, USA - 30 December 1946, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone

Robinson
flag  Alonzo Burnham ROBINSON (8 December 1858, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California, USA - 20 July 1946, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone

Streker
flag  Katherine Ann STREKER (November 1863, , Indiana, USA - 4 November 1938, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone

Trombetta
immigrant flag  Ralph J TROMBETTA (9 November 1896, , Italy - May 1979, Bakersfield, California, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1916
Leo Francis BOWLER (21 June 1890 - 14 June 1949) & Dorothy Bell ROBINSON (14 May 1896 - 7 October 1978)
married 20 May 1916
 

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