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  • Collection: Kern County Library Boyd Collection

A. Emory Wishon, Jr.

A. Emory Wishon, Jr. was executive vice-president of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). He and his father, A. Emory Wishon, Sr., together founded the San Joaquin Light and Power Company, which was later included within PG&E. A. Emory…

Jesse S. Rees Oil Center Store

Oil Center's first general store was opened in the early part of the 20th century by John W. Heard, who sold it to brothers Otto C. and Edward Heck, who later sold it to Jesse S. Rees.

Associated Oil Company, oil derricks and buildings

This photo shows the derricks, machines shops, warehouses, and related buildings of the Associated Oil Company at Oil Center

Aztec School, Oil Center

Aztec School was the first school in Oil Center. It opened in September 1901. Front of photograph is labelled "M. Kowalsky, Bakersfield, Cal."

Dora Belle Harris Rogers

Dora Belle Harris Rogers was the wife of Dr. L. S. Rogers of Bakersfield. She was a popular teacher at the H Street school, and she had charge of a number of Kern Valley schools at various times. Mrs. Rogers died at age 62. Mr. & Mrs. Rogers were…

Stephen Barton

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.

Helen Barton

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

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown was a pioneer Kernville merchant.

Peter Gardett at age 19

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.

Harry A. Hopkins

Harry A. Hopkins (1882-1957), a prominent Bakersfield businessman and oilman of the Taft area. He was elected to the first board of trustees upon Taft's incorporation in 1910.