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The KCHS Book Wish List is an opportunity for our society members and anyone who loves local books and wishes to help donate local books for our libraries. Many great books on Kern County History have been published over the last 100 years, but some locally published titles cannot be found at any local public or college libraries. This book wish list is an opportunity to make a difference.

Books Available for Sale at the West Kern Oil Museum (Taft, California) Prices may vary

Cooper, Kenneth Neal. Freemasons in the “Oil Patch”: The Collective Histories of Four Masonic Lodge Chartered Within Taft-Midway Lodge No. 426 Free & Accepted Masons, Taft, California, Centennial Edition 1911-2011. Taft, CA: Taft-Midway Lodge No. 426, 2011.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]
Early Days in Taft. Taft, CA: West Kern Oil Museum, Inc., 1993.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]

Fishburn, Maurice. From Trilobites to Northern Lights: Memories of a Petroleum Geologist. Taft, CA: West Kern Oil Museum, Inc., 2009

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]
Fishburn, Maurice. Oil and its history on the Westside. Taft, CA: West Kern Oil Museum, 2010.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]
Lyon, Lawrence, Guy Lingo, Ann Lingo, Fred Thomason. Midway Cemetery 25 Hill Taft,

California, 1911-1930, Part 1. Taft, CA: [Place of Publication Unknown], [2000-2011].

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]

Lyon, Lawrence, Guy Lingo, Ann Lingo, Fred Thomason. Midway Cemetery 25 Hill Taft, California, 1911-1930, Part 2: The Obituaries. Taft, CA: [Place of Publication Unknown], [2000-2011].

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]

Kaldenberg, Russell L. Fellows, California: A Concise History of an Oilfield Boomtown on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley on Its 100th Anniversary (1910-2010). Carlsbad, CA: ASM Affiliates Inc., 2011.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]

Lingo, Guy. The Life and Times of Sarina F. Storey. [Place of Publication Unknown]: Landson Min. Co., 2014.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]

Neff, E. Richard. Oil History: A Selected & Annotated Bibliography. Houston, TX: International Association of Drilling Contractors, 1995.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]
Peahl, Larry. Taft and the West Side: A Pictorial History from the West Kern Oil Museum

Collection. Taft, CA: West Kern Oil Museum, Inc., 2009.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]

Peahl, Larry and Pete Gianopulos. A History of Early Taft, California. Taft, CA: S & S Printing, 2000.

[Copy needed at all Kern County libraries]