Stories on the Sidewalk

Featuring some of Bakersfield's most famous and influential historical characters

Straight from the mouths of those who were there, Stories on the Sidewalk will be a fun, educational walk through history, where colorful and amazing characters from Kern County’s past come alive on the streets of Bakersfield. This walking tour features eleven stops in downtown Bakersfield, with a different actor at each stop portraying some of Bakersfield’s most famous- and infamous- residents, such as Colonel Thomas Baker, Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, Madge the Madam, the outlaw Dick Fellows and more. Wear comfortable walking shoes and enjoy these exciting stories of Kern’s rich history, told in riveting, locally written dramatic presentations and performed by local actors. (Not recommended for children under 8).

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The start times vary by 10 minutes

FEB. 09 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk 11:00AM start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk 11:10AM start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 11:20 AM - 12:50 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk 11:20 start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk 11:30 Start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave.)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk – 11:40 AM start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301)

A fun, educational walk through history where amazing characters from Kern County come alive. Kern’s most famous and infamous residents such as Colonel Baker, Madge the Madam, and Charlie Ping will be featured.

FEB. 09 2019, 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk – 11:50 AM start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk – 12 Noon start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk – 12:10 PM Tour

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 12:20 PM - 1:50 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk – 12:20 PM start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

FEB. 09 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Stories on the Sidewalk – 12:30 PM start

Mission Bank Building (1330 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301)

This is a fun walking tour of historical figures from Kern County’s past. Eleven different stops will portray some of Kern’s famous, and infamous residents, such as Alfred Harrell, Charlie Ping, and Madge the Madam. Each portrayal will last 5-6 minutes, and then it’s off to the next one.

Characters Writers Actors

Colonel Baker             James Burger
Truxton Beale             Robert Byrne
Charlie Ping                 Stefani Dias
Larry Itliong                 Chris Dyson
Pancho Barnes            Rossely Harmon
Madge the Madam     Lois Henry
Alfred Harrell               Runa Lemminn
Flossie Haggard           Jennifer Self
William &
Amanda Pinkney         Tayci Stallings
Dick Fellows                 Mandy Wallace
Earl Warren                  Martha Warriner