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Cummings Valley, Tehachapi

Located approximately 20 minutes from Downtown between Alpine Forest and Stallion Springs, Cummings Valley has extremely rich soil and a generous water supply to make it the perfect location for Ranching and Farming. There are wide open Ranches and fertile farmland beneath the rolling hills dotted with ageless Oak trees. It's the perfect place to stop and visit some of the local produce stores to purchase a wide variety of the freshest fruits and vegatable around. You might also want to visit the popular Indian Point Ostrich Ranch. Cummings Valley is also home to the Souza Family Vineyard. Their excellent wine is sold at the Applegate Florist shop in Tehachapi, or online. Cummings Valley has always been a wonderful place to purchase large parcels of land to build a Home and/or a Ranch.

Tehachapi Prison - The State Correctional Facility

Formally known as the Tehachapi California Correctional Institute, it is the 3rd oldest California State Prison (opened in 1933), behind #2 Folsom (opened 1880) and #1 San Quentin (opened 1852.)

When it originally opened in 1933, Tehachapi Prison housed female inmates. The 1952 Tehachapi earthquake forced the closure of the Prison and it reopened in 1954 as an all male facility.

The institution covers approximately 1,650 acres and employs many men and women from Town and nearby areas.

Hollywood knew about Tehachapi State Prison back in the 1940's when the famous film "The Maltese Falcon" was made. Directed by John Huston, it starred Humphrey Bogart as Detective Sam Spade, Peter Lorre and Mary Astor as the 'evil Dame'. Mary's character ends up being arrested for murder and Bogey gives her this classic bit of wisdom:

(Bogey's Character)

"Well, if you get a good break, you'll be out of Tehachapi in twenty years and you can come back to me then. I hope they don't hang you, precious, by that sweet neck. Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over. The chances are you'll get off with life. That means if you're a good girl you'll be out in twenty years. I'll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I'll always remember you."


Cummings Valley in the early morn

Tehachapi Prison - tucked away on the east side of the Valley

Rolling hills, generous acreage, horse property and Ranch homes



Cummings Valley residents come here for the land - lots of it. There are multiple acre parcels ( not easy to find ), utilized either for a Farm or to build your spectacular dream home.

Tehachapi Wine - From the Souza Family Vineyard, Tehachapi

Happy Cows!

 


Current marketed properties for both Homes and Land can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

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