Early days in Kern County, California, are recalled in this new 54-page spiral-bound booklet, an excerpt from A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California, originally printed in 1891 by the Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago. Other booklets are available on Tulare and Fresno County histories. The colorful front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The 8.5" x 11" text is printed on 60# opaque paper, with two original pages on each sheet. Among the many subjects included are: First settlement before it was formed from part of Tulare and Los Angeles Counties in 1866; Discovery of Gold; Thomas Baker, founder of Bakersfield; Early officials and county organization; Wild animals, topography, and products; Resources; a View of the Green Horn Mountains; Scenery; Railroads, Water Supply; Transportation; Colony Settlement; Physicians; the City of Bakersfield; the fire of 1889; Newspapers; the Courthouse; Lynch Law in Bakersfield; a Bank Roberty; Attorneys; Societies; Smaller Towns -- Poso, Delano, Glennville, Kernville, Tehachapi, Cumming's Valley, Bear Valley, Mojave Desert, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Our California booklets are a good resource for learning about the history, geography and social climate of places where you or your ancestors have lived or of places you plan to visit.
Kern County, CA
Sources: History of Kern County, California; A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California,
Original Publication Year: 1891
Original Publisher: Lewis Publishing Co.
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