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Bakersfield, CA

City of Bakersfield, California, USA

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Bakersfield, California, Websites

Official Municipal Website, City of Bakersfield, California: Providing numerous online services to the citizens of Bakersfield, California.

Bakersfield.com - Kern County news, events, shopping & search : Bakersfield.com is the online news site of The Bakersfield Californian, serving Bakersfield and greater Kern County with news, classifieds, real estate, jobs, autos, shopping, weather, calendar, events, blogs, and local search.

Bakersfield, Ca - Bakersfield News, Bakersfield Weather, Gas Prices for Bakersfield California! : Bakersfield, Ca Movie Times, Bakersfield news, Bakersfield business directory, and information source for Bakersfield, CA. One Bakersfield is the place to get information about ANYTHING you could ever need to find in Bakersfield, CA!

Greater Bakersfield Convention & Visitors Bureau : Information on event and meeting planning.

Kern County Airports: Meadows Field (BFL) Airport : Offers direct flights to Phoenix and Los Angeles. ... Kern County's gateway to the world.

Bakersfield Speedway : Official web site of the Bakersfield Speedway.

Rabobank Arena Theater & Convention Center : A state of the art 10,000 seat arena which hosts sporting events and concerts.

Bakersfield, California, Airports

Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR)

Bakersfield, California, Information

Bakersfield, California was settled in 1858 by a handful of families who had trekked northward through the El Tejon Pass seeking home sites rather than gold.  The town was named by an early settler, Colonel Thomas Baker, who invited the weary travellers through the valley to rest overnight.  These travellers would plan in advance to meet and rest in "Colonel Baker's field."  Baker formally laid out the town in 1869, and within two years the city had a telegraph office, two stores, a newspaper, two boarding houses, one doctor, a wagon shop, a harness shop, one attorney, a saloon, and fifty school pupils.

The changes have been many since Colonel Baker's time, but Bakersfield still retains the hospitality originally extended by the Colonel.  The City of Bakersfield now boasts a population of over 221,000 people (the 13th largest city in California) and covers more than 110 square miles.

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