75-99 Years

Rockwell’s Trouts

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Rockwell’s Trouts

Profile appeared in our 29-1 Issue – April 2012

Since 1931 Trout’s Nightclub has attracted country music legends, local artists, and an eclectic demographic as this Greater Bakersfield fixture has not only survived the changing times and tastes of the region, but has also become a more rapidly growing enterprise than is apparent.
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Greenlawn Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, and Cremations

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Greenlawn Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, and Cremations

Profile appeared in our 29-1 Issue – April 2012

Greenlawn Memorial Park is one of our community’s longest-running mortuaries. Ed Helm thought of opening an additional interment facility back in the late 1920s. Helm had already established Bakersfield Monument Company in 1927 and realized that as Bakersfield grew, so too would the need for a well-run interment property. So, Greenlawn Memorial Park was established in 1931, and, in 1934, the planning process began for Greenlawn Mortuary. In 1941, Ed, himself, turned the first shovelful of earth for what would become the location of the chapel.
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Log Cabin Florist

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Log Cabin Florist

Profile appeared in our 29-1 Issue – April 2012

While this iconic Bakersfield flower shop has gone through many changes since its opening in 1934, those changes have helped Log Cabin Florist become the beloved local store that it is today.

The original owners of Log Cabin Florist—initially known as Jimmy Riggins’ Flowers till the name change in 1946—were James T. and Eva Riggins, and they weren’t exactly green when it came to peddling flowers.
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Wattenbarger Do-It Center

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Wattenbarger Do-It Center

Profile appeared in our 29-1 Issue – April 2012

Jackson Clear (J.C.) Wattenbarger brought his wife, Mamie, and their three sons, Ernest, Lloyd, and Jim, to visit Kern County in 1926. Although this was to be a short family visit, they stayed in Bakersfield and would never return to Tennessee. They left their home, sawmill, and construction business behind to establish their new life in the North of the River area.
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Baldwin-Georgenton Insurance Agency, Inc.

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Baldwin-Georgenton Insurance Agency, Inc.

Profile appeared in our 29-1 Issue – April 2012

William T. Baldwin was born in Bakersfield in 1916. He went to Kern County Union High School and graduated from UCLA in 1935. He returned to Bakersfield in 1937, obtained his insurance license, and started his practice of helping individuals with their life insurance needs.
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Urner’s

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Profile appeared in our 28-1 Issue – April 2011

The year 1919 could easily have been considered “challenging” for our county. Financially, local businesses and families were still recovering from World War I. But it was the year that Bakersfield residents David E. Urner and Errol P. Janes entered the business community in a big way — they opened Home Appliance Company, later known as Urner & Janes, and known today as Urner’s.
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Brandt Homes

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Profile appeared in our 28-1 Issue – April 2011

The Brandt family has been in the building industry since the 1920s. Brandt Homes is a family company with strong ties to Bakersfield. Bob Brandt began building homes more than 25 years ago, and has brought his daughter, Allison Brandt Oliver, into the operation to carry on the company’s legacy. Even as the new generation employs new ideas and technology, Brandt Homes remains committed to creating the highest quality home while serving clients with professionalism, honesty, and integrity. If these ideals appear to be rooted in the past, it’s because they are.
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Asbury Transportation

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Profile appeared in our 28-1 Issue – April 2011

For nearly 90 years, Asbury Transportation has been providing California with quality transportation and logistics service. Having received its original operating certificate in 1922, Asbury Transportation is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Headquartered in Bakersfield, the operation, originally founded by five men, is strategically located to serve California, as well as Arizona and Nevada. Two of the founders were Asburys—hence the name.
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles

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Profile appeared in our 28-1 Issue – April 2011

In the mid-1930s, during the Great Depression, Morris B. Chain began his practice in Bakersfield as a criminal defense attorney. Chain’s flamboyant and successful courtroom style became legendary and, with his success, the firm took root. The firm then developed a personal injury and wrongful death expertise which, today, is the core of the firm’s practice. Over the years, the firm also pioneered Group Legal Services for numerous public and private employee groups, including state and county workers, and also members of several major credit unions. For over 75 years, Chain | Cohn | Stiles has been a leading provider of legal services for Kern County and the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
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