Stories on the Sidewalk

Featuring some of Bakersfield’s most famous and influential historical characters

Straight from the mouths of those who were there, Stories on the Sidewalk will be a fun, educational walk through history, where colorful and amazing characters from Kern County’s past come alive on the streets of Bakersfield. This walking tour features eleven stops in downtown Bakersfield, with a different actor at each stop portraying some of Bakersfield’s most famous- and infamous- residents, such as Colonel Thomas Baker, Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, Madge the Madam, the outlaw Dick Fellows and more. Wear comfortable walking shoes and enjoy these exciting stories of Kern’s rich history, told in riveting, locally written dramatic presentations and performed by local actors.

– The Arts Council of Kern

In February of 2018, I was tasked to write a narrative for the most notable Black residents of Bakersfield, William and Amanda Pinckney. The story was written to inform the residents of Kern County about their life in the 1900s including their journey to Bakersfield and their “current” struggles with racism.

More information can be found at these sites

The Arts Council of Kern- Stories on the Sidewalk

KGET- Stories on the Sidewalk tell about Bakersfield’s history

Walk into Kern’s past with Stories on the Sidewalk



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