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Arvin Farm Labor Center
8701 Sunset Boulevard 142,
Bakersfield, CA 93307
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Marker B
During the 1930s “Dust Bowl” Farmers throughout the Great Plains began to migrate and settle in California in order to provide for their families. The most famous of these camps is the “Sunset Camp” and “Weedpatch Camp.” Today this area continues to serve as housing for farm workers.
Arvin’s First Jail
3901 N Derby Street
Arvin, CA 93203
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This building served as the City of Arvin’s first jail when the City was first incorporated in the 1960s. After the construction of the current Police Department and City Hall, this building transferred ownership to the Arvin Community Services District where it remains in their possession till this day.
Arvin’s First Post Office
1182 Hood Street
Arvin, CA 93203
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A plaque marking Arvin’s first post office was placed at its original location by the Arvin Bicentennial Committee in 1976. The engraved text reads “The first Arvin post office was established on the SE corner of Walnut and Hood, July 2, 1914, in the two-room ranch home of Birdie L Heard. The name Arvin was selected for the post office by the U.S. Post Office Department from a list submitted by Mrs. Heard.”
Bakersfield National Cemetery
30338 E Bear Mountain Boulevard
Arvin, CA 93203
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Marker D
Bakersfield National Cemetery is set in the White Wolf area of the Tehachapi Mountains. Through the National Cemetery Expansion Act of 2003, Congress authorized the expansion of 6 new national cemeteries with one located just outside of Arvin.
California Living Museum
10500 Alfred Harrell Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93203
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The California Living Museum (CALM) is located on 14 park-like acres and features over 100 species of non-releasable animals and plants. Animals that are housed here cannot survive in their native environment. Exhibits include bears, birds, reptiles, and mountain lions.
Community Center & Smothermon Park
800 Walnut Drive
Arvin, CA 93203
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The Community Center is home to a variety of programs such as the Boys and Girls Club, Zumba, and the PGE Cooling Center. Across the parking lot, visitors will find Smothermon Park featuring a spray park for hot summers.
Di Giorgio Park
651-699 Haven Drive
Arvin, CA 93203
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Di Giorgio Park hosts the City’s brand new Action Park. The Action Park is designed for kids and adults to ride skateboards and BMX bikes for active recreation. Di Giorgio Park also hosts the Boxing League and has a community pool that is run by Bear Mountain Parks and Recreation.
Garden in the Sun Park
201 Walnut Street
Arvin, CA 93203
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Garden in the Sunday Park is the newest of the City of Arvin’s parks. The park hosts a multitude of events including farmer's markets and is regularly a place for recreation. This is largely seen as the heart of Arvin’s new downtown, nestled between a proposed community college and retail shops.
Padre Francisco Garces Statute
350 E Bear Mountain Boulevard
Arvin, CA 93203
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In 1776, Padre Garces sought a new route from Mexico to California. During his journey, he covered more than two thousand miles of uncharted wilderness and was the first non-native person to visit this area. These trails later became the highways and railways of California.
Sheep’s Trail
35.14646507591, -118.8145378903
Arvin, CA 93203
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Four miles south of Arvin a dirt road on Comanche Point will take you to Cummings Valley and Stallion Springs. The Road was used in the early 1900s to move sheep from the valley to the foothills during the dry summer. Along this route, you will see breathtaking views and wildlife.
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