Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Ming means...?

The Ming Family
photo courtesy of The San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project

Okay… one last historical tid-bit and then I’ll lay off. I found this photo today and I was amazed. I never considered where the name for Ming Avenue came from. After finding the photo I began researching Chinese history in Bakersfield. There is very little on the internet, and I found no answers to my Ming family questions. So... now I have two projects ahead of me; 1) find out about the Ming family and 2) find out about the origin of the name China Grade Loop. (Although I'm certain it has something to do with the Tehachapi Loop.)

Is there any one out there with any knowledge to share?

1 comment:

  1. I don't think you should stop with the historical information on Bakersfield. I am learning a lot. I lived right off of Ming Avenue most of my life and I never considered where the name came from either. I can't wait until you find some information.