Area Histories

Covering the cities and counties of the greater San Joaquin Valley, from Exeter to Bakersfield.

Historical Atlas Map of Tulare County

DETAILS:262 pp, hardbound, 2006
AUTHOR: Thomas H. Thompson
ISBN: 1-892622-29-7

Bakersfield and Kern City Directory 1899

Reprint of the 1899 Bakersfield and Kern City (East Bakersfield,) California city directory. It was Bakersfield’s first directory, listing business and residential names and addresses. Excellent reference book.

Bakersfield and Kern Picture Album

DETAILS: 96 pp., softbound, 2001.
AUTHOR: Chris Brewer and Don Pipkin
ISBN: 92622-13-0.

Bakersfield Picture Album Volume 2

Bakersfield Picture Album Volume 2

A second volume of wonderful historical photographs from Bakersfield's forgotten past with scenes of the city from the past. As with the first volume, this has become a classic photographic album. This volume shows photographs mostly from the early Twentieth Century...

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Historic Kern County

Historic Kern County

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.

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History of Kern County

History of Kern County

Wallace Elliot’s History of Kern County California was the first comprehensive history written on the county, first published in 1883. It has been out-of-print for years and is extremely rare. The book will be a welcome addition to any local history library. Western...

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Hot Springs Country

Hot Springs Country

Hot Springs Country, the third of eight books through which Bob Powers talks about his heartland, it is ample proof that thousands of other Americans enjoy sharing this world with him.

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North Fork Country

North Fork Country

Bob Powers continues his look at the people in the Kern River Area.
AUTHOR: Bob Powers
Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches. 160 pp., hardbound, dw, 2003.
ISBN 1-892622-23-8.
PRICE: $35.00

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Saga of Rancho El Tejon

Saga of Rancho El Tejon

Saga of Rancho El Tejon is the story of José Jesus Lopez, who was one of the most colorful pioneers to operate a stock ranch in California.

AUTHOR: Frank F. Latta
DETAILS: 295 pp.
ISBN: 1-892622-30-0.

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