In 1851, gold was discovered along the Kern River in the southern Sierra Nevada, and in 1865, oil was discovered in the valley.
The Bakersfield area, once a tule reed-covered marshland, was first known as Kern Island to the handful of pioneers, who built log cabins there in 1860.
an old man by the time he became Marshal of Bakersfield, and he walked with a cane.
But he was a Kentuckian, a handy man with a gun, and not lacking in initiative and resource when the mood moved him." Businessmen and others began to resent Mills, who was cantankerous and high-handed in his treatment of them.
Between 19, Bakersfield grew 400% (from 70,000 to 347,483), Bakersfield's close proximity to mountain passes, primarily the Tejon Pass on Interstate 5 between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the central San Joaquin Valley, has made the city a regional transportation hub. In 2010, the Bakersfield MSA had a gross metropolitan product of .466 billion, making it the 73rd-largest metropolitan economy in the United States.
Bakersfield has a number of buildings and locations that have been designated as historic sites at the national, state, and city levels.
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In addition, 16 sites have been locally designated on the Bakersfield Register of Historic Places, including the Fox Theater (designated 8/24/94) and Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building (designated 3/12/08).