Historic Kern County: An Illustrated History of Bakersfield and Kern County by Chris Brewer is a beautiful collection of photographs and artifacts of the historic past of Kern County, California.
Jeff Nickell, Photo editor;
Calhoun Collins, Cover artist;
Sean Steele and Marie Beth Jones, contributing writers.
Editor: Chris Brewer
The Kern County Museum Foundation publication covers the early history of the people, settlements, agriculture, early transportation, land and water development, deserts, mines and aeronautics, oil and energy, valley development in the early 20th century and post war Kern County. The thousands of black and white images and artifacts in this book came from the Kern County Museum which houses perhaps the largest collection of area photographs. Hundreds more full color photographs complete the lovely edition.