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This famed 130 foot sign built in 1949 once graced the entrance of Bakersfield on 1101 Union Avenue once called Highway 99. It was originally a 130 foot long, 30 ton tunnel bridge that gave safe access to the other side of the highway to the Bakersfield Inn built in 1945.
Buck Owens famous local and country western entertainer of the show Hee-Haw if any of you remember that show because I do and had to watch it growing up because of my Oakie Mom. Buck Owens often said, he knew he was home when he saw that sign after being on the road for so long. The sign was damaged in a fire in 1960 and was going to be demolished. So, Buck rescued it from destruction and had it beautifully restored and reinstalled in 1999 on Buck Owens Boulevard next to his famed Crystal Palace just off the new 99 freeway. This sign looks great at night too!
Address: 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. Bakersfield, Ca 93308
Directions: Located right off the 99 freeway exit onto Buck Owens Blvd.
Phone: (661) 328-7560
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