“Land of Four Seasons”
Located 45 miles east of Bakersfield, “the Land of Four Seasons” is a winter playground for residents of the valley below. The original community was founded in 1876 when the Southern Pacific Railroad finally succeeded in running rail over the mountain grades.
Prior to that time, “Old Town” as it was called was a small community, drawing its sustenance from miners who washed gold from the sands of China Hill. Though Tehachapi has a varied and rich history, it is a thriving modern town drawing inhabitants from Los Angeles and the high desert areas. These residents find commuting easy as Highway 58 traverses the area connecting with major routes US 99 and US 14.
“Grow With Us”
First known as Dewey, then Deweyville, Wasco was established as a loading station on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1897. In 1907, a colony was established by the Fourth Home Extension colony on nine sections of land purchased from the Kern County Land Company. The new settlement was named Wasco by William N. Bonham, a former resident of Wasco County, Oregon which took its name from a tribe of Oregon Indians.
Wasco is primarily a agricultural community, boasting crops such as cotton, onions, potatoes, almonds, and is famous for its roses. Each September, Wasco hosts a Rose Festival with activities such as the Rose Queen Pageant, concerts, arts and crafts shows, rose field tours, and chili cook- offs.
“California’s Golden Empire”
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Meets each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Election: March/November, even years
Kathleen Krause, Clerk of the Board 868-3585
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Board Chambers
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