Owing to the remoteness and inaccessibility of the region, however, the Yokuts remained largely isolated until after the Mexican War of Independence, when Mexican settlers began to migrate to the area.
Following the discovery of gold in California in 1848, settlers flooded into the San Joaquin Valley.
They include: North Bakersfield, Northeast, Southeast, South Bakersfield, Southwest, and Northwest.
Aftershocks, for the next month, had become normal to Bakersfield residents, until August 22 at pm a 5.8 earthquake struck directly under the town's center in the most densely populated area of the southern San Joaquin Valley.
Four people died in the aftershock, and some of the town's historic structures sustained heavy damage. communities to receive the All-America City Award from the National Civic League.
making it the ninth-most populous city in California and the 52nd-most populous city in the nation.
The Bakersfield–Delano Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kern County, had a 2010 census population of 839,631, making it the 62nd largest metropolitan area in the United States.
an old man by the time he became Marshal of Bakersfield, and he walked with a cane.