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17th and Chester

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Damaged buildings and the Coca Cola sign at 17th and Chester in Bakersfield after the 1952 earthquake.

1800s Gathering by Giant Sequoia Tree, Tulare County, Calif.

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A group of pioneers holds hands in front of a giant sequoia in the high Sierras before the area was named Sequoia National Park.

1887 coal discovery

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Combination engine, freight-passenger car, on railway leading from Coalinga to coal mine at the back of Standard 250 Leave. Addison and Mark Fearon children standing by dog in front of car. People sitting and standing in front and back of train,…

1890 Morton Street School Class Picture

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1890 Morton Street School Class Picture

1890s Tulare view

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East Tulare Avenue looking east from J Street.

1895 Parade

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Two men on a wagon billed as the "First Car" in Porterville. It was really powered by a horse under the back. One man on a horse and several people standing on the sides of the street.

1896 White River School Class

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1896 White River School Class Picture taken in White River, California.Back row left to right:Oscar Van Duesen, Miss Dorothy Benton (teacher), Harry Barbaro,__ Guthrie, ___Guthrie, Bennie Allen,__ Villard, Cynthia Uhl.Middle row left to right: Cliff…

1900 Morton Street School Class Picture

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Children in class picture in front of Morton Street School, Porterville, California.

1900 Porterville Parade

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Girl in a wagon being pulled by a horse in a parade on Main Street in Porterville, California.

1900 Porterville Parade

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Children on a decorated float pulled by 4 horses handled by two men.