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 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

The diversity of spring in Tehachapi

Of the four seasons in the Tehachapi Mountains, spring is the one with the greatest diversity of weather, temperatures, natural changes and other conditions. Officially beginning about March 20 and...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

Tehachapi Cows at the Beach

Mountain Tales are accounts and recollections of life in the Tehachapi Mountains, collected over decades by Jon Hammond. "My parents, Evard and Hazel Dickerson began farming and dairying in Tehachapi...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

Back when projectionists fell out of the Tehachapi sky

Mountain Tales are accounts and recollections of life in the Tehachapi Mountains, collected over decades by Jon Hammond. "Harry Beauford Jr. was a film projectionist and he had two projectors and one...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

How farmers opened a Tehachapi bowling alley, bar and restaurant

Mountain Tales are accounts and recollections of life in the Tehachapi Mountains, collected over decades by Jon Hammond. "I (Jim) started school in Tehachapi in 1932 when I was 7 years old. For...

 

The colors of Spring - Common wildflowers of the Tehachapi Mountains

Spring can be an amazingly beautiful time in the Tehachapi Mountains, especially after wet winters like we've had this year, when frequent storms are followed by a rainbow of colored wildflowers. It...

 

Country back roads

My favorite Tehachapi area back roads for you to explore I often get asked to recommend pleasant drives for people who are newer to the area and I'm happy to do so, since the Tehachapi Mountains have...

 

Surrounded by mountains: Peaks of the Tehachapi area

The Tehachapi area is defined and delineated by its mountains. Valleys in the Tehachapi Mountains tend to be bowl valleys, ringed by mountain ridges on all sides, rather than open ended V-shaped...

 

Nuwä – First People of the Tehachapi Mountains

Prior to the arrival of Europeans to North America around the year 1500, California was home to an estimated 300,000 Native people who spoke 300 dialects of about 100 distinct languages. It was one of...

 

Tehachapi: Where exactly are we, again?

Editors note: Jon Hammond has been a friend of The Loop's for a long time and we are excited to be the home of his column, Land of Four Seasons. His knowledge of Tehachapi's history, and the flora...

 

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