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  • Collection: Kern County Local History Photograph Collection

Downtown Bakersfield; from the collection of Harlan Curnow

Amalie Mine, a gold mine opened in the 1880s. It was discovered by Chris Mohr, a German, who named it for his sweetheart in Germany. Closed down in the 20th century.

Genealogy, History and Pioneers Day, April 28, soon after grand opening of 3rd Beale Memorial Library building; shows local authors (seated, left to right) Ardis Walker and Greg Iger. Walker's wife Gayle is seated at his right. Beale Memorial…

Photo taken after 1952 earthquake shows damaged brick and plasterwork along Third Street in Arvin, between cafe and Quality Market. Mobil service station is visible at far right.From collection of Clyde Johnson

Shows jeweler's, beauty salon, and other Arvin businesses damaged by the 1952 earthquake

Auditorium of Beale Memorial Library, one year after it was built. Includes wooden stage, overheading stage lighting, and seats that retract mechanically to allow for tables and chairs.

Chester Avenue in front of Austin Foster Stoner's farm implement store. Austin Foster Stoner is in center of photo, with arm on tractor. Beale Memorial Clock Tower is in background. From the collection of Gaye Lenahan, great-granddaughter of Austin…

Shows streetcars at their living quarters or shed at 19th and Oak Streets; streetcars' electric lines are visible at top of picture

Shows headquarters of Bakersfield's major local newspaper, the Bakersfield Californian

Two children in period costume hold up banner which reads "A Moment in Time, Bakersfield Centennial 1898-1998, Celebrating 100 years of the people, culture, and history of Bakersfield." They are followed by a U.S. Marine Corps color guard.The parade…
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