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  • Collection: Kern County Library Boyd Collection

Thomas Eveleth

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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

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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

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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…

Mrs. Sarah Glenn

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Sarah Glenn was the wife of James Madison Glenn, who lent his name to the town of Glennville. She was survived by 5 children: Mrs. Morris Borgwardt & Mrs. William Glass of Bakersfield, Mrs. Frank Beale of Visalia, John Glenn of White River, and Neil…

James Madison Glenn

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James Madison Glenn lent his name to the town of Glennville, where he and his wife settled. Initially a blacksmith, he later managed a hotel. He died in 1883.

Peter Gardett, 1871

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Peter Gardett was a pioneer of the Greenhorn Mountain area in Kern County. He was at least 45 when this picture was taken.

Peter Gardett at age 19

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Peter Gardett was a pioneer of the Greenhorn Mountain area in Kern County. This picture was taken in Coslin, Germany, which is now part of Poland.

Andrew Brown

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Andrew Brown was a pioneer Kernville merchant.

Helen Barton

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Helen J. Barton was the wife of Stephen Barton, who founded the town of old Isabella. Photo courtesy of A. O. (Gus) Suhre.

Stephen Barton

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Stephen Barton started the town of old Isabella, which was located on the site of the present Isabella Lake, He died July 1912. Photo courtesy of A. O. "Gus" Suhre.