All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

History of Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield, California
Sunday, July 7, 2013

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of July 6-8 we feature the history of Bakersfield, California.

Hosted by our Bright House cable partners, we visited Kern County's Pioneer Village, the Murray Family Farms, and explored the life of Dolores Huerta, Colonel Thomas Baker, and Chief Justice Earl Warren. We also learned about the history of the Kern County oil industry, the Bakersfield Sound, and the 1952 Bakersfield earthquake.

Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11:07am (ET)

Related Events

History of Raleigh, North Carolina
Sunday, June 16, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of June 15-17 we feature the history of Raleigh, North Carolina.

History of Palm Springs, California
Sunday, June 2, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of June 1-3 we feature the history of Palm Springs, California.

History of Columbia, South Carolina
Sunday, May 19, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of May 18-20 we feature the history of Columbia, South Carolina.

History of Yuma, Arizona
Sunday, May 5, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of May 4-6 we feature the history of Yuma, Arizona.

History of Virginia Beach
Sunday, April 21, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of April 20-22 we feature the history of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

History of Mesa, Arizona
Sunday, April 7, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of April 6-8 we feature the history of Mesa, Arizona.

History of Alexandria, Virginia
Sunday, March 17, 2013     

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of March 16-18 we feature the history of Alexandria, Virginia.

The Presidency: George Washington & the Frontier
Sunday     

After the American Revolution – and before he was elected the first president of the United States – George Washington retired from public life. During that time, he traveled to western Virginia to check on his landholdings. Author Edward Larson talks about this journey and how it contributed to Washington’s interest in western expansion and propelled his efforts to link the east and west through the Potomac River. George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosted this event. 

JFK Assassination and the CIA
Sunday     

Retired U.S. Army Intelligence officer & former NSA executive assistant John Newman discusses declassified documents and codenames related to the CIA, Cuba & the assassination.  Newman is the author of “JFK and Vietnam” and “Oswald and the CIA.” This is part of an Assassination Archives and Research Center conference marking the 50th anniversary of the release of the Warren Commission Report entitled, “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures.”  

American Artifacts: Russell Senate Office Building
Sunday     

Opened in 1909, the Russell Senate Office Building relieved crowded conditions in the U.S. Capitol. Senate Historian Donald Ritchie explains why the Senate needed to expand and describes some of the many historic investigations that have taken place in the Senate Caucus Room, including the 1912 Titanic & the 1920s Teapot Dome hearings. This is the first of a two-part program.

Share This Event Via Social Media
C-SPAN on Facebook (late 2012)