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Bakersfield, California, is situated in Kern County in the San Joaquin Valley. It began with a few log cabins on what was originally called Kern Island in 1860, and it was officially founded in 1869 and named in honor of Col. Thomas Baker, who had come to the area during the Gold Rush.

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