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Articles written by Susan Wiggins

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Welcome!

It's August, which means school will be starting soon, football games will be held . . . and...

 

Faces behind the BeeKay mural

Ever wonder if the faces on area murals are actually those of real Tehachapi residents? This week I...

 

Mojave's Miracle Manor

I found a brochure in my mother Marion Deaver's files from the 1950s promoting a new housing tract...

 

Wildflower hunting

My mother Marion Deaver loved flowers – of all kinds. This is a second installment on her love of...

 

Historical Society History

Found an article by my mother Marion Deaver that she wrote about how the Kern-Antelope Historical...

 

Tehachapi Telegraph Operators

Operators kept the major tracks open between Tehachapi and Bakersfield near the turn of the...

 

New Mojave gym needed

In my never-ending quest to find articles of my mother Marion Deaver to explore East Kern History,...

 

Desert water woes

Finding and maintaining water resources in the desert has always been a challenge, but in 1979 the...

 

A Page of History

After participating in an arduous campaign for the last four months I am finally able to breathe...

 

Freighting on the Desert

I found an article taken from the 1892 "Illustrated Sketches" of Death Valley by John R. Spears...

 

History of the AV Freeway

I found a copy of a speech delivered by California Division of Highways Edward T. Telford at a New...

 

My friend, Ed Grimes

When Claudia White, owner of The Loop Newspaper, asked me to write my column about Mayor Ed Grimes,...

 

Cold War school plans

In my last column I discussed how the Golden Queen Mine was designated to be used as a bomb shelter...

 

Golden Queen Mine Shelter

I was born in 1950. Now you can all figure out my age! I declare this to emphasize that I grew up du...

 

Tehachapi, circa 1963

The city of Tehachapi recently released its 2017 year-end report, discussing projects completed and...

 

Mojave look to the future – 1956

I found an old Mojave newspaper article from May 17, 1956 with a headline proclaiming "Wonder Acres...

 

Coy Burnett Field

As usual I searched my mother Marion Deaver's files and found an article about the creation and...

 

Early Muroc Memories

I have always heard the story of how Muroc got its name. The Corum family settled there and when...

 

Mojave water history

A desert community such as Mojave must have a reliable water source to survive. An article by my...

 

Searching for History

Searching for something to write a column about can be a slow process sometimes, and going through...

 

Mojave Airport musings

In searching my Mother Marion Deaver's files I am always amazed thinking that I am going to run out...

 

Historical Society History

I have written about the Kern-Antelope Historical Society meetings, field trips, and special events....

 

Native American tool shop

Over the centuries some areas of East Kern have served more than one purpose. This was found to be...

 

X-15 record still stands

Column time – what to write, what subject? My bi-weekly dilemma as I dig through my mother Marion...

 

Mojave Volunteer Fire Department

I get busy with my duties as the Mayor Pro Tem of Tehachapi and with everyday life and the next thin...

 

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