A Man In The Andre's Sign

If this sign could only talk: The traditional Cruzin' in Bakersfield began in the mid 50's and ended in the 70's . On a Friday or Saturday night hundreds and hundreds of cars would cruse Stan's, Micheners , and Andre's. A constant stream of cars, kids and music. The cars had big engines with big carburetors, stereo systems in the cars were just comin' on. Confrontations were common Andre's was South Highs they would tolerate BHS but that was about it. As the years went by many of those foes became life long friends . The hustle and the pick up was always on, some turned to romance. I can name more than a few that are still together. The Cruzin' was occasionally interrupted by a big sporting event football, basketball or even wrestling. In the 60's wrestling was huge in Bakersfield each school had one or two top notch competitors, and schools like South, BHS, and East matching up almost even man for man. More times than not decided by the final match the heavyweights. South had a guy by the name of Lee Culliton, although the competition was formidable he would always seal the deal against wrestlers like Sakai, Defoor, Jeppi, Aubury, and Davis, winning three league Championships. At times in the summer Cruzin would slow for a Lake Ming dance or Recreation dance at BHS, or the occasional Peach Orchard Party or Hay Stack Party.

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Charles Holmes Charles Holmes

Taken 12:05 PM on January 27, 2013
Uploaded 2:30 PM on January 28, 2013
Posted in Landmarks
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