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Tehachapi Mountain reptiles: Lizards in the Midst

Despite the fact that we're now into November, the daytime temperatures are still warm enough that...

 

Gil's Rock Shop: a beloved Tehachapi store

My parents used to own a store called Gil's Rock Shop on Tehachapi Boulevard (near the current...

 

An orphan helps to harvest wheat in Bear Valley

My Dad died of tuberculosis in 1930 when I was only 12 years old. I had been living with him and his...

 

A first impression of Tehachapi

I was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, one of Charles and Bertha Peacock's four children. In 1942,...

 

Traces of Tehachapi history remain in the artifacts left behind

Ever since I was a little kid, I've been interested in old objects and artifacts from earlier eras,...

 

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"Admiration: our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves." – Ambrose Bierce...

 

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A young lady who sat by President Calvin Coolidge at a dinner tried all evening to get him into a...

 

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"If you're wanting to see trains in Tehachapi or watch a train go around the Loop, don't try it on...

 

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"There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir, We must rise and follow her; When from...

 

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"The Kawaiisu set up temporary camps for gathering acorns and pinyons, and these were surrounded by...

 

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"In 1978, we had a 100-year flood in Sand Canyon. Then in 1983, we had another 100-year flood. I...

 

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"I knocked out the last 9 miles of the trail to get to Tehachapi-Willow Springs Rd. at Mile 558 on...

 

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"Tehachapi! is not a sneeze, but the name of a mob of mountain peaks and crags that disputed the...

 

Turkey Vultures over Tehachapi

Hundreds of Turkey Vultures suddenly appear: What in the world is going on? You're driving in...

 

When an innocent (but ornery) turtle faced death

One day in 1994, I got a call from Marty Smith, who was the California Department of Fish and Game...

 

His own secret gold source in the Tehachapi Mountains

There was an old guy called Swede who used to show up every fall in Arvin, ragged and dirty. My...

 

From a Croatian farm to a tree nursery in Tehachapi

I was born in Croatia in the first months of World War II and I can remember being a little boy late...

 

Shades of Fall in Tehachapi: an autumn coat of many colors for Tehachapi plants

Autumn has officially started and will now be redecorating the Tehachapi Mountains, changing the...

 

When the Warriors played 6-man, 8-man and 11-man football

I played quarterback for the Warriors football team when I was a senior, in 1945. There was no...

 

A young man survives polio and becomes a snake catcher

I spent two and a half years in the Navy during World War II, and when I got out in 1946, I was...

 

Bear cubs orphaned by a train

In late April of 1996, three steers were hit and killed by a train near Tunnel 8 just north of Hart...

 

One of the best ways to enjoy a Tehachapi apple: Drink it

Since the bright hot days of August have given way to the warm days and cool nights of September in...

 

A car chase through the streets of Tehachapi and City Park, a failed roadblock and a baseball bat

This crazy incident happened one winter in 1980, when I was in high school. One of my older brothers...

 

How can I carry this frog?

I lived in Ecuador during part of my childhood, since my father is Ecuadorian and he wanted my...

 

Tehachapi weather month-to-month, May through August

Tehachapi weather: it's a thing. Local residents talk about it, enjoy it much of the time, dread it...

 

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