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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)

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