The Kern River Valley Historical Society has been in operation for over 40 years. Our mission is to preserve and communicate the rich and colorful history of this region. To achieve these goals we have established the Kern Valley Museum in downtown Kernville next to the Post Office.
Kern County CattleWomen

In 1948 a group of 43 women, wives of ranchers throughout Kern County, met in Bakersfield and ...

formed an organization to assist the Kern County Cattlemen’s Association in promoting the welfare of the cattle industry.

They were known as the Kern County Cowbelles. Today, 69 years later, this same organization, now the Kern County CattleWomen, continue to promote beef and educate the public about their industry.

They are proud of their heritage and their century old ranches here in Kern County. Several members of this organization participated in making a video which gives some insight on their cattle operations.

They tell about the lives they and their families live on these historic ranches, and some of the changes which have taken place over the last century.

The footage of this video is now being edited and the Kern County CattleWomen and Glenda Rankin would like to share it with the Kern River Valley Historical Society on September 26th 7:00 p.m., at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella.

Bring your family and friends!



49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238
(760) 376-6683
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Thursday - Sunday

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