Views of Bakersfield

By Bakersfield Life Magazine
Friday, Mar 28 2014 12:21 AM

"They drove through Tehachapi in the morning glow, and the sun came up behind them, and then -- suddenly they saw the great valley below them... The vineyards, the orchards, the great flat valley, green and beautiful, the trees set in rows, and the farm houses."

-- The Grapes of Wrath The views of Bakersfield may not be exactly the same as they were when the Joad family first laid imaginary eyes on our valley in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," but our city continues to afford its residents stunning panoramas of orchards, fields and mountains. Here are just a few of our favorite beautiful views of Bakersfield.

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