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Looking Back in Local History - Aug. 29, 2019

This story was written for a California State University, Bakersfield, class assignment by Arnold Martinez, who grew up in Shafter. In today's fast paced world, it's easy to forget the major events...

 

Summer of the bulker

Growing up and being a teen was not always easy back in the early '60s. I happened to live in the small agricultural town of Shafter, just 18 miles from Bakersfield. Our family budget seemed to be...

 

The luxury telephone

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in March 1876. The first transcontinental telephone wire was connected from New York to San Francisco on June 17, 1914. The first call was not made until...

 

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