Introduction to Wasco, California
Wasco, California, in Kern county, is 23 miles NW of Bakersfield, California (center to center) and 83 miles S of Fresno, California.The people of the city are in the Bakersfield metropolitan area. Wasco has a population of 21,263.
The history of Wasco dates back to the year 1897, when the Santa Fe Railroad laid tracks through the region. During the next several years, over 300 families settled in the area, primarily through arrangements made by Marshall V. Hartranft. The town of Wasco was initially named "Dewey" and then "Deweyville". When William Bonham, a settler from Wasco County in Oregon, determined that there was already a town named "Deweyville" he proposed the area be renamed "Wasco". The Post Office recorded the town name of Wasco in 1900. Cotton was introduced in the year 1918 and the city was finally incorporated in 1945.
Wasco and nearby Attractions
- Wasco Historical Society Museum
- Minter Field Air Museum
- Rodriguez Park
- Browning Road Park
- Bakersfield Museum of Art
- Buena Vista Museum of Natural
Things To Do In Wasco
There are many noteworthy museums in the city that speak volumes about the history and culture of Wasco. The city parks are also great places to relax with family members and friends at leisure time. Food lovers can enjoy trying the delicious delicacies served at the local restaurants.
The Fresno Yosemite International Airport is available for air travel.
Wasco Higher Education
Bakersfield College serves the city.