I was raised here, taught 32 years for Bakersfield City
Schools, and in 2002 turned my full attention to local history. The
delight of research and the challenge of writing gave me a second life.
Without my wife's patience and kind understanding my writing would
not exist. Thank you, my dearest.
These articles have variously appeared in the Bakersfield Californian; Bakersfield Magazine; the Blackboard; publications of the Kern County Historical Society; Quarterly of the Kern Genealogical Society; Quarterly of the Tulare County Historical Society; newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, Golden Empire; and the Pulse, a publication of Kern Division, California Retired Teachers' Association. I am past President of the Kern County Historical Society. < O >