Historical Timeline for Bakersfield
City of Bakersfield is incorporated in Kern County.
Bakersfield and Kern Electric Railway begins operating.
Bakersfield Southern Pacific station opens.
Beale Memorial Clock Tower built.
The Bakersfield Californian newspaper begins publication.
Kern becomes part of Bakersfield.
Central Park established.
Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building and Padre Hotel are constructed.
Hart Park opens.
Fox Theater in opens.
Kern County Museum opens.
Bakersfield City Hall is built.
Memorial Stadium opens.
Bakersfield News Bulletin begins publication.
Crest Drive-In cinema opens.
Community Action Partnership of Kern is established.
Bakersfield Department of Water Resources is established.
Mesa Marin Raceway opens.
California Living Museum (zoo) is founded.
Population reaches 174,820.
Buck Owens Crystal Palace (music hall) opens.
Bakersfield (Amtrak station) opens.
Population reaches 247,057.
River Walk Park opens.
Kern Veterans Memorial opens.
Kevin McCarthy becomes U.S. Representative for California's 22nd congressional district.
Mill Creek linear park opens.
Bakersfield 16 Cinema in opens.
Kern County Raceway Park opens.