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  • Marie Jarrell

    Old signs from the Union Avenue Plunge Bakersfield, CA - I could see this from my grandparents' house. I never swam there.

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Union Avenue Plunge 1950 Bakersfield, Ca -- my parents wouldn't allow us to swim here. Can't tell how how many hot summer days we moped by this place, dying to be in a swimming pool.

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c.1930s Union Ave. Plunge, Bakersfield, Kern County, California. Photo Kern County Museum.

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