The Rest House & The Women of Bakersfield
Virginia Harrell, the wife of Alfred Harrell, was a member of the Woman’s Club of Bakersfield, established in 1896. Women across the Bakersfield area joined the club and used its influence to help the community with their philanthropic work.
Additionally, the women of Bakersfield were key participants in wartime efforts that benefitted their community and the nation. Some of these efforts were organized with the help of the Bakersfield Californian newspaper while it was housed in this location.