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Kern County Library

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When Beale Memorial Library formally opened in Bakersfield in the summer of 1900, it marked an important point in our community’s history.

Prior to that day—June 2—there had only been grassroots book lending groups and small organizations attempting to gather the resources to officially give Kern County a library.

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Motorbike Mania

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In 1910, the first paved streets appeared in Bakersfield. Not surprisingly, in 1911, the first motorcycle race around China Grade Loop took place. However, paved roads were far from necessary when it came to some of the earliest daredevils in our midst, and those who were a part of the Bakersfield Motorcycle Club—also founded in the early 1900s—have become the stuff of local legend.

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