State Parks, Historic Sites, and Museums need your help.
Throughout the country, state parks, historic sites, museums, and similar institutions are struggling to continue operating. Because of general financial problems, many of these institutions are operating on a reduced schedule or in danger of closing. Some are being forced to sell off artifacts and property. Many will not weather these hard times without your help.
Places Earth urges everyone to support these vital and important public resources any way you can. Please donate your treasure, time, and talent. Write to your governor and other elected officials telling them to find a way to keep state parks open. It will be your loss.
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Places PagesThese pages are a collection of words and pictures of places on Earth, occasionally places that no longer exist. This site is not just a collection of photos, but also information about the places. These pages sometimes include drawings, maps, directions, and hours, all to help you find places to visit and inform you of why these places may be of historical significance. Because these photograph are used for reference for design work, they often include details.
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Kern County is a varied place. Inclosing the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley with its rich agricultural lands, sharing the western border with San Luis Obispo County including parts of the Carrizo Plain, the Coastal Range, and oil fields, sharing the eastern border with San Bernardino County including parts of the Mojave Desert and Edwards Air Force Base where the Space Shuttle once landed, sharing the southern border with Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and sharing the northern border with Kings, Tulare, and Inyo Counties, Kern County has a lot to offer. Other natural wonders include Red Rock Canyon State Park, the Kern River, and parts of Sequoia National Forest. Museums and historic sites range from the Borax Visitor Center, Buena Vista Museum Of Natural History, Fort Tejon State Historic Park, Kern County Museum, Maturango Museum, Shafter Depot, Twenty Mule Team Museum, and West Kern Oil Museum. Bakersfield is the largest city beside Highway 99. Other major highways are Interstate 5, Highway 14, and Highway 58. Railroads cris-cross the county including a famous loop where the railroad climbs the mountains around Tehachapi. |
To everything, Kern, Kern, Kern. There is a season, Kern, Kern, Kern. © 2008.
Historic and Museums|
Borax Visitor Center
Town of Boron
Fort Tejon State Historic Park
Historic Kern County
Kern County Museum
Saxon Aerospace Museum
Historic and Museums|
The Fort Tropico Mine
Twenty Mule Team Museum and Boron
West Kern Oil Museum
Aerial of Kern County
Edwards Air Force Base
Town of Maricopa
Mike and Annies Penny Bar
Mojave Airport Mothball Aircraft Fleet
Scenic and Travel
Agricultural Kern County
Highway 166 Rural Kern County
Red Rock Canyon
Kern County Fair
Zoos, Aquariums, Gardens
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound
|Note:This is not the official site for any of the places shown in Places Earth. Places Earth is not responsible for accuracy of the information. Hours of operations, prices, exhibits, and sometimes locations are subject to change without notice.|
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