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  • Collection: Kern County Library Boyd Collection

A. Emory Wishon, Jr.

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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…

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 Brown

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Andrew Brown was a pioneer Kernville merchant.

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…

Associated Oil Company, oil derricks and buildings

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

Aztec School, Oil Center

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

Charles Adelbert Canfield (1848-1913)

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Charles Adelbert Canfield (1848-1913), in partnership with Joseph Chanslor, formed Kern County's Chanslor-Canfield and Midway Oil Company.

Dora Belle Harris Rogers

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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…

Edward L. Doheny

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Edward L. Doheny (1856-1935), sometimes a controversial individual, made millions in the Kern County oilfields.

F. B. Henderson

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F. B. Henderson was active in the Taft oil industry in the early years of the 20th century. In 1903, he represented the Associated Oil Company at a state-wide oil industry conference.