Oil Industry in Kern County, California

Jeff Nickell toured one of Bakersfield’s oil fields, and talked about the discovery of oil there in 1899 and how the industry has… read more

Jeff Nickell toured one of Bakersfield’s oil fields, and talked about the discovery of oil there in 1899 and how the industry has grown since then. Kern County generates 76 percent of all the oil produced in California and is the largest oil producing county in the United States. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Bakersfield, California, from June 3-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Oil Industry in Kern County, California

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313723-1
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Vignette
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Location:
Bakersfield, California, United States
First Aired:
Jul 6, 2013
Last Aired:
Jul 8, 2013

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  • Jul 06, 2013 | 4:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2013 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 08, 2013 | 1:46am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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