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Bakersfield City

Bakersfield City Hall is located at 1600 Truxton Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301; phone: 661-326-3000.

Settled in 1858, Bakersfield was named for Colonel Thomas Baker. Baker provided a "rest area" for travelers going through El Tejon Pass. The city was incorporated and designated as county seat in 1873. In 1910 Bakersfield annexed the former City of Kern. A city charter was granted in 1915. [History of Bakersfield, www.bakersfieldcity.us, accessed October, 2015]

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