Shafter, California

What is Shafter, California known for?


dedication

of Governments Region Award for “its impressive dedication to improve students reading and math.” http: www.kerncog.org regional-awards 2012-regional-awards Shafter Learning Center thumb left Shafter Learning Center (File:Shafter Learning Center.jpg) The Shafter Education Partnership, in conjunction with the Kern County Library and Richland School District, opened the Shafter Learning Center in June 2014. The building which had housed the Shafter branch of the Kern


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of Governments Region Award for “its impressive dedication to improve students reading and math.” http: www.kerncog.org regional-awards 2012-regional-awards Shafter Learning Center thumb left Shafter Learning Center (File:Shafter Learning Center.jpg) The Shafter Education Partnership, in conjunction with the Kern County Library and Richland School District, opened the Shafter Learning Center in June 2014. The building which had housed the Shafter branch of the Kern


years past

also maintains two other museums. The Green Hotel and the Shafter Depot Museum emphasize various aspects of the daily lives of Shafter residents in years past; both structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (National Register of Historic Places listings in Kern County, California). In 2013 Shafter celebrated the 100 year anniversary of its founding. The Centennial Celebration included several events highlighting the history of the town, including a flyover of a PT-13


including manufacturing

industry. Local crops include almonds, pistachios, cotton, grapes and alfalfa as well as some carrots, potatoes and other vegetables. Cotton and potatoes have a special historical significance for the town of Shafter as leading industries in different periods of the town's development. More recently Shafter has become a hub for a variety of economic endeavors including; manufacturing, logistics, and energy.


hit radio

. name KKXX-FM city Shafter (Shafter, California), California area Bakersfield, California '''KKXX-FM''' (93.1 FM, "Hits 93.1") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) (Contemporary hit radio) musical format. KKXX-FM is licensed to Shafter, California, and serves the Bakersfield, California area. The station is owned by American General Media. From the late 1970s through the early 2000s, under several owners, KKXX was one of the most popular radio stations in Bakersfield and Kern County for youth oriented music.


field

Property was sold beginning in 1914 and the city incorporated in 1938. The first post office opened in 1898, moved in 1902, closed in 1905. A new postal service started in 1914. Also of historical note, Shafter is home to Minter Field, which began operations in June 1941 and saw heavy use during World War II. Approximately 7,000 troops were stationed at the airstrip which hosted up to 600 prisoners of war as well. Today it is publicly owned

and administered by the Minter Field Airport District and serves as an industrial center and airport for crop dusters and private aircraft. The Minter Field Museum is maintained on location as well. The first truly successful human powered airplane, the Gossamer Condor, piloted by Bryan Allen won the Kremer prize on August 23, 1977 at Shafter's Minter Field. Allen piloted, and powered, the Paul MacCready designed airplane along the one mile long figure '8' course with two 10 foot high obstacles

as specified by the Royal Aeronautical Society to claim the £50,000 prize. A California State Monument is located at the Field for this event. The Shafter Historical Society


band program

students, grades 4-8 average 30 students. The district has three libraries as well as a marching band program, Gifted And Talented Education (GATE), and Project Lead the Way’s Gateway to Technology Program. http: www.richland.k12.ca.us index.cfm?fuseaction menu&menu_id 1 http: www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com local x1608245730 Educators-laud-1-55-million-from-Chevron Richland Schools are active in academic competitions, including Math Field Day


title annual

s Aircraft'', Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 61. * August 31 – A Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 sets the current world altitude record for air-breathing aircraft of 123,524 ft. (37,650 m). '''State Route 43''' is a north–south state highway in the U.S. State of California, routed along the southern San Joaquin Valley connecting the towns of Shafter (Shafter, California), Wasco (Wasco, California), Hanford (Hanford, California), and Selma (Selma, California), running roughly parallel to SR 99 (California State Route 99). Caltrans has plans to widen SR 43 between the Kings County (Kings County, California) Fresno County (Fresno County, California) line and SR 99, but due to the California budget crisis, plans have been put on hold. name KKXX-FM city Shafter (Shafter, California), California area Bakersfield, California '''KKXX-FM''' (93.1 FM, "Hits 93.1") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) (Contemporary hit radio) musical format. KKXX-FM is licensed to Shafter, California, and serves the Bakersfield, California area. The station is owned by American General Media. From the late 1970s through the early 2000s, under several owners, KKXX was one of the most popular radio stations in Bakersfield and Kern County for youth oriented music.


related industry

Training Plane that was stationed at Minter Field during World War II. http: www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com entertainment community x558593002 Centennial-celebration-Happily-ever-Shafter In 2009, a Shafter High School senior, Anna Jelmini, received the key to the city for placing in the Junior Olympics. She also fell just short of meeting the standards for the 2008 Olympics. Economy Historically, much of Shafter's economy has been based on agriculture and ag-related

industry. Local crops include almonds, pistachios, cotton, grapes and alfalfa as well as some carrots, potatoes and other vegetables. Cotton and potatoes have a special historical significance for the town of Shafter as leading industries in different periods of the town's development. More recently Shafter has become a hub for a variety of economic endeavors including; manufacturing, logistics, and energy.


high education

;ref http: www.muninetworks.org communitymap thumb Richland Junior High (File:Richland Junior High.jpg) Education Shafter is home to the Richland School District which oversees operation of four schools: Golden Oak Elementary School (K-6), Redwood Elementary School (K-6), Sequoia Elementary School (K-6) and Richland Junior High School. The district operates under the leadership of superintendent Mrs. Raquel Posadas-Gonzalez. Class sizes in grades K-3 average 20

Shafter, California

'''Shafter''' is a city in Kern County (Kern County, California), California, United States. It is located The population was 16,988 at the 2010 census, up from 12,736 at the 2000 census.

The city is located along State Route 43 (California State Route 43). Suburbs of Shafter include Myricks Corner (Myricks Corner, California), North Shafter (North Shafter, California), Smith's Corner (Smith's Corner, California), and Thomas Lane (Thomas Lane, California).

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