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Great news, our beloved train station has been rebuilt and she sure does look grand. I cannot wait for the grand opening. I keep you all posted.
Timeline of news:
Some bad news to report. We lost our beloved Train Station that was almost, I mean almost completely refurbished. A fire broke out in the morning, but they found the individuals who started it. So we will see with that out come! She is being rebuilt again....Yay!
Yet, so much time was put into refurbishing the outside by WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS who worked so hard and I THANK YOU!! It is going to be rebuilt to her splendid glory as soon as the town gets the funds again...sigh...she was almost done for our 100th Year Anniversary, which will be next year. We will celebrated 100 years! I will keep you all posted.
On the list of National Register of Historic Places #99001263
As you all can tell, Tehachapi is famous for our trains. It is part of our heritage and is that heritage we hope to pass down to future generations. Trains are still are number source of transport. It kept this country going since the turn of the century. Our train depot turned 100 this year. It has been serving our main transportation authority called, CALTRANS. It doesn't look like much, but is still standing tall.
CALTRANS has built another building and has moved into their new facility just on the other side of the track. The depot has been given to the City of Tehachapi. They're are not too many original depots remaining in the United States. I know Lancaster lost theirs in a fire, Mojave leveled theirs and what a dang shame. Once the restoration is complete I will update the photo and information.
Located on the corner of Tehachapi Blvd and Green Street. If you can exit Tehachapi Blvd off of Highway 58
Neat Train Site
Updated Feb 20, 2010
Happy trees you say? We have many creative individuals who have made Tehachapi their home. Some people may find this art distressful, but so far it is not hurting the trees. I have to admit I was a litte dismayed, but the faces are so delightful. You'll see many pieces of art located all over Tehachapi. I really enjoy seeing them every time we happen to pass by. Some this artist pieces you will see at Bright Lake.
These are creations by Kent Holmgren!
E Street and Robinson Street.
Updated Oct 23, 2009
This was rescued from Water Canyon by the Tehachapi Historical Society. It was used to break up gold quartz in the arrasta by a donkey pulling the stone in a circle. It located in Tehachapi tucked away along our historic downtown on Tehachapi Blvd. You cannot miss, just look for the Water Tank.
There are lots of shaded areas and picnic tables to relax by.
Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
798 Tucker Rd, #4
P.O. Box 401
Tehachapi CA 93581
Updated Jun 7, 2009
This lovely .69 acre park that offers a tot lot playground, horseshoe pits, a rolling lawn, barbecue and picnic areas and a basketball half-court. The park is surrounded by beautiful wrought-iron fence that is locked at dusk. We've come here a lot because it is so nice. Built in 2006 to accommodate the families on this side of town since the railroad divides it. I must say, we have come here several times to just eat our lunch because it is so peaceful here and so pretty. Lots of wonderful flowers to look at and my youngest still likes to play on the play ground equipment they have here. Very lovely and it is open from 8:00am till Dusk.
Exit Hwy 58 to the (202 exit) and this becomes Tucker Road. Turn left at light onto Tehachapi Blvd , follow this till you come to Curry and turn left on East I street .
Updated Mar 22, 2009
This is a wonderful memorial for our fallen soldiers who served our country. It sits among this beautiful park reminding us of what we have lost. "In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In Service In Service To God and Country. Located in Philip Marx Central Park on "E" street, Mojave Street and "D" Street.
Written Mar 16, 2009
This is one of our gems of Tehachapi. It is central located in the downtown area. Lots of very mature trees and the whole park has lots of beautiful grass all around. A wonderful historic gazebo, playground, restrooms, and picnic tables. Tehachapi has many yearly events here regularly. The Mountain Festival, Crafts Fair, Concerts in the Park, Fourth of July Celebrations, and so much more. I like to bring the family here and have a picnic every now and then.
Located "E" street, Mojave Street and "D" Street.
Updated Mar 16, 2009
For 47 years Tehachapi has had one of finest display of atheletes that come from all over the states to compete here. It is usually only held seasonally in Tehachapi, usually around July 4th or in August when we have our Moutain Festival. These guys and gals put their heart and soul into the rodeo to be the best they can be, let alone risk their lives to keep alive our western heritage. Please checkout the web site for correct dates or see our Chamber of Commerce Calendar for upcoming rodeo events. You will not be disappointed.
Located at Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Road & Tehachapi Blvd. Exit off HWY 58 onto Tehachapi Blvd and head West to you get to Dennison, turn right and you will see the entrance on your left.
Tehachapi Mountain Festival 2008
Updated Jul 14, 2008
Phone: (661)331-5650 & (661)823-1242
When the Tehachapi Loop was being built, they realized that it was steep for the trains to travel up through the mountains, so they created this huge loop so the trains can travel easier. It can be viewed if you exit Tucker Road then take a right on Highway 202 (Valley Blvd) then right onto Tehachapi Woodford Road and just follow it tell you reach the historical marker. Or you can keep traveling till you see the historical marker sign and exit to Keene and just follow the road and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Here is a great site to learn more about the LOOP!
Warning! The road to the marker is has tons of curves and narrow roads so drive slow and watch for those motor homes who are way to big this road!
Also, you cannot see it fron this picture, but there is a cross at the top of the hill in the middle of loop and it is dedicated to:
The cross at the Loop in memory of conductor Everett S. Crown and brakeman Allan R. Riess who lost their lives in a tragic train wreck in San Bernardino, Calif. May 12, 1989
Erected by Employees and S.P.T.C.O.
Tehachapi Loop Historical Marker No.508
Updated Jul 14, 2008
Located southeast of the Tehachapi mountains, is a beautiful tranquil community who takes much pride of their environment. There are several trails for hiking or horse back riding within several areas of the Stallion Springs community. It is maintained by the Stallion Springs Trail Association. There are lots of beautiful view points that overlooks the San Joaquin Valley and Frazier Park. It is a great place to see many types of natural plants and flowers. Such as our beloved poppies and our beautiful oaks trees. Lets not forget you will probably see at one point deer, elk, coyotes, rabbits, wild pigs(be careful), red tailed hawks, and bobcats. You may get to see owls and other type of nocturnal animals such as skunks and raccoons if you are on the trails around dusk. Their are many type of reptiles such as lizzards and snakes. Don't be alarmed, they will leave you alone if you leave them alone! The best place to acquire a maps of the trails is at Stallion Springs Community Service District Office or Stallion Springs Properties, both are on Stallion Springs Drive.
My favorite hiking trail is located on Commache Point Drive. You can get to Stallion Springs via Hwy 58 West, exit the Hwy 202 exit. The make a right onto 202/Valley Blvd and follow it till you see a sign for Stallion Springs/Bear Valley and turn right on it. For Stallion Springs you go straight and then just follow the signs. You will travel thru a very productive farming community, called Cummings Valley. When you get to Banducci, make a right and follow this road all the way up into the mountain, it becomes Commache Point Road, when you pass Jacks Hill Rd, the trail entrance will to your left. So take it slowly so you don't miss it. There are restrooms, information boards, benches to enjoy the area and the trail is marked as to not get lost. Just stay on the trails. There are lots of markers with the plants names to education and enjoy.
Written May 26, 2008
Many who are traveling can see these off of Highway 58 while leaving or entering the Tehachapit Mountain Pass. It is one of our main manufacturing businesses for our local area and very famous for the Tehachapi Turbines. You can see these off of Highway 58 or exit onto Tehachapi Blvd head east till you see Tehachapi Willow Springs Road and just follow it till you see the Turbines or turn off on Oak Creek Road also. Can see them really up close. You can see others while on the Highway 14 in Mojave too.
Kern Wind Energy Association
P.O. Box 277, Tehachapi, Ca 93561
Self Wind Tour Guide
Updated Apr 25, 2008
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