The Resettlement Administration built this camp for migrant farm labor, and it is still in use. “Camps would be constructed to provide migratory families with minimum decencies: a healthful site, a pure water supply, sanitary facilities of all kinds, and… read more
This fire station was constructed by the PWA in 1939 and remains in use today.
New Deal relief workers were instrumental in developing the old Kern River Park – now called the Hart Memorial Park. The workers came from the State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) before 1935 and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) after that…. read more
This adobe structure in Hart Park was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), in concert with Kern County and the California State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) – using funds provided by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)… read more
The official birth of the Kern County Agricultural Fair was on August 5, 1916. It was located on 106 acres at Chester Avenue, two blocks north of 34th Street and just south of the Kern River Bridge. There were no… read more
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built levees along the Kern River through Bakersfield to protect the city from flooding. The Kern River Levee runs through downtown Bakersfield for approximately 7.5 miles between 24th Street and Heath Road; exactly how much… read more