Kern County Library Boyd Collection


Photos from the files of local historian William Harland Boyd (1912-2002), collected while writing his books on Kern County history; these photos are of prominent community leaders and businessmen, and also include historic views of kern county. Located in the vault of the Jack Maguire Local History Room, Beale Memorial Library, main branch of the Kern County Library, 701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Phone 661-868-0701. Open to the public Monday through Saturday 1-6 pm.


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Thomas Eveleth
Thomas (Tom) Eveleth was born in Tehachapi, California. He served as a Bakersfield City Councilman in the 1950s. He was an internal revenue collector, an income tax consultant, and an accountant. He was survived by a son, also named Thomas, of…

Alfred Harrell, founding president, Kern County Historical Society
Alfred Harrell was publisher of the Bakersfield Californian for nearly 50 years. In 1931, he became founding president of the Kern County Historical Society. This photo was part of that society's celebration of its 45th anniversary in April, 1976,…

Andrew Ferguson with wife and son Clarence
Photo shows Myrtle Ferguson, her husband Andrew (Andy) Ferguson, and their son Clarence. Andrew Ferguson was known as the founder of Oildale, purchasing a large tract of land and building the first building there in 1910. Andrew Ferguson was born in…