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Downtown post office honors Merle Haggard

Downtown post office honors Merle Haggard

April 16, 2018

On Friday April 6ththe downtown Bakersfield United States Post Office located at 1730 18thSt. was dedicated to a country music icon and Son of Bakersfiel...

Country artists gather to honor Merle Haggard

Country artists gather to honor Merle Haggard

Jesse Najera, Reporter

April 20, 2017

The Kern County Museum hosted the Haggard Boxcar Festival on April 9 with the grounds inside the museum providing a venue for live country music performances....

Haggard’s birthday bash raises funds to move historical house to Pioneer Village

Amber Hayden, Photographer

April 23, 2014

Even with the absence of Merle Haggard, his birthday was celebrated by guests at the Kern County Museum on April 6. The event was hosted by Citizens Preserving History try to raise funds to move the Haggard family home once more. Diane Sharman, Cofounder of Citizens Preserving History, commented about where they wanted to see the home placed. “We would like to see the...

Fundraiser helps move Haggard home

Amber Hayden, Photographer

March 19, 2014

Country music could be heard from outside the doors of the Kern County Basque Club during a fundraiser for the Merle Haggard boxcar home, which took place on March 7. With the current state of the Haggard home still in the air, Glenda Rankin and Diane Sharman, founders of the non-profit organization Citizens Preserving History, have been working hard to get it moved into the ...

Haggard’s ‘Tennessee’ leaves you yearning for more

Jon Nelson, Reporter

October 19, 2011

After being raised around his music and seeing him half a dozen times in concert, I thought I knew everything there was to know about Merle Haggard. However, with his new record, “Working in Tennessee,” the “Okie from Muskogee” proves that despite his age, he still has a few surprises up his sleeve. The title track from the album is “Pure Haggard” in the best...

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