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 County: Kern County, CA
[Photograph 2012.201.B1412.0121]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1412.0121]

Date: January 9, 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper.
[Photograph 2012.201.B1422.0184]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1422.0184]

Date: December 23, 1986
Creator: AP LaserColor
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pilots Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan wave to wellwishers Tuesday as they get their land legs after completing a nine-day, unrefueled global journey in their aircraft Voyager."
[Photograph 2012.201.B1412.0122]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1412.0122]

Date: December 9, 1960
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Samuel Williams, 74, Bakersfield, Calif., is treated in hospital after he stabbed two persons and held off police for about 35 minutes Friday."
[Photograph 2012.201.B1422.0206]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1422.0206]

Date: 1977
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Yeager wsa the first man to break the sound barrier."
[Photograph 2012.201.B1323.0220]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1323.0220]

Date: October 1, 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The sign indicates a incaluable growth in the offing."
[Photograph 2012.201.B1028.0348]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1028.0348]

Date: 1935
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "On the level stretches of Muroc dry lake, in southern California, Wiley Post set the Winnie Mae down Friday when a clogged oil line balked his non-stop speed flight across the continent."
[Photograph 2012.201.B1034.0533]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1034.0533]

Date: October 5, 1971
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Massive pump sitting in pumping station near Bakersfield, California, is one of a series which will begin pumping water from northern California over the Tehachapi Mountains to southern California on Thursday. Gov. Ronald Reagan is to dedicate the site, bringing to a climax a 20-year effort to transport surplus water from the north to the arid south."
[Photograph 2012.201.B1198.0134]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1198.0134]

Date: July 2, 1982
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Space Shuttle "Challenger" sits atop a 747 aircraft as they are being mated within the mate / Demate devise at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif."
[Photograph 2012.201.B1198.0135]

[Photograph 2012.201.B1198.0135]

Date: July 3, 1982
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The third space shuttle "Challenger" perches atop it 747 at Edwards Air Force Base Saturday awaiting its flight Sunday to Florida following the Fourth of July return from space of the shuttle Columbia."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0338.0727]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0338.0727]

Date: November 12, 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper.
[Photograph 2012.201.B0111.0029]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0111.0029]

Date: November 28, 1932
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
[Photograph 2012.201.B0096.0483]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0096.0483]

Date: June 8, 1963
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A cluster of bombs dropped from a plane lands on the target, built on the floor of the Mojave Desert to resemble a battleship, during a demonstration at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.1025]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.1025]

Date: September 17, 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "The dust had hardly settled on the Stockyards Coliseum arena Sunday before clowns Gene and Bobby Clark had the grease paint off their trailers loaded and were on their way to San Francisco."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.1026]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.1026]

Date: September 29, 1966
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "There are no pension or retirement plans for clowns."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0278]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0278]

Date: July 27, 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Melody Cooley, 14, waits to testify today in the trial of her father, Donnell 'Spade' Cooley on charges he murdered her mother, Ella May."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0289]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0289]

Date: April 14, 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Spade Cooley, popular Western-style bandleader and real estate developer, is escorted to Kern county jail to await arraignment on suspicion of murdering his wife, Ella May, Monday night."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0534]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0534]

Date: January 28, 1971
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Accidents on Fog-Covered California Freeway Kills 6. Bakersfield, Calif. Six persons were killed and at least 25 injured early Tuesday in a series of fog-shrouded accidents involving an estimated 60 cars on busy U.S. 99 north of here, the highway patrol said. Wreckage along the main high-speed freeway between Los Angles and San Francisco littered a four mile stretch of highway and battered cars and trucks dotted the roadside. "It looks like a truck and auto graveyard." said one observer. The thick fog blinded motorists and made it nearly impossible to see much more than 10 yards ahead. Similar weather conditions were predicted through the weekend and prompted a call for closing of area schools. The highway patrol reported multiple-vehicle crashes occurred of several hours after the initial eight-truck, five-car accident in two northbound lanes. Al least six accidents involving an estimated 40 vehicles were reported in the southbound lanes. Investigators said the initial 13 vehicle impact took four lives. The dead were identified as Howard jack White, 51, of Placerville; Sotero Ortega, 40, of Frenso; Robert J. Mitchell, 34, of Ivanhole; Homer Bright, 38, of Newark; and ...
[Photograph 2012.201.B0051.0924]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0051.0924]

Date: April 28, 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "RESEARCH PLANE CRASHES during a public demonstration at Edwards Air Force Base in California Tuesday, killing test pilot Lou Everett."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0244.0402]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0244.0402]

Date: unknown
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "involving three teachers at a Bakersfield, Calif., elementary school ended in tragedy when Cleon Cox, 27, above, a sixth-grade teacher, shot and killed Iler Molhook, 27, former fifth-grade teacher over Cox's estranged wife, also a teacher until three weeks ago."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0277]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0277]

Date: unknown
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "You're going to watch me kill her, Melody. If you don't I'll kill all of us. . . ."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0284]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0284]

Date: unknown
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "You're going to watch me kill her, Melody. if you don't I'll kill all of us. . . . ."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0286]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0286]

Date: April 4, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Western style bandleader Space Cooley, shown here with his estranged wife Ella Mae, was booked on suspicion of murder today in the death of his wife found beaten to death at the couples' luxurious ranch home near Mojave, Calif."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0287]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0287]

Date: April 13, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Spade Cooley, sitting in a wheel chair because of his recent heart attack, is pushed to the counsel table in Bakersfield, Calf."
[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0288]

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0288]

Date: August 19, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Former western-style bandleader Spade Cooley (left) hears parting words from his attorney, P. Basil Lambros, as he enters cell after hearing Bakersfield, Calif., jury today rule him guilty of murdering his wife."
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