Celebrating 100 years: How BC Got Its Start


Students walk around the new Bakersfield College campus in spring 1956. When it rained, students had to walk on planks placed over the dirt because sidewalks had not been installed, said college archivist Jerry Ludeke.

In the current issue of Bakersfield Life magazine, there’s an article by local historian Ken Hooper on the development of Bakersfield College (Bakersfield Junior College) in the community to help students who wanted to transfer to University of California, Berkeley. In this, Bakersfield College’s centennial year, History: Growing up and and headed for college features the background on how the college got its start.

Check it out!

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