Merle Haggard Post Office Dedication

Country icon Merle Haggard called Bakersfield home. After a shortened sentence as a 20-year-old at San Quentin, where he heard Johnny Cash in concert, he returned to Bakersfield to pursue a passion for music. About 1,000 people enjoyed a tribute set by Johnny Owens and the Buck Fever Band. Mayor Karen Goh; Haggard’s widow, Theresa; and Congressman Kevin McCarthy were part of the ceremony.