1975 World's Longest Sandwich
In 1975 under Oildorado President Jerry Free, the celebration got into the record books. Leonard Gentieu, local restaurateur, created the world’s longest sandwich (pictured below). With many volunteers the continuous 464 foot loaf was baked in a trench in an open field on the east side of Fourth Street and north of Calvin Street. The workers carried the loaf on a special carrier to Third Street between Kern and Center Streets where crews worked through the night applying the dressing and cold cuts. Over 2,700 slices were sold for $1.00 each, and the proceeds were donated to the West Side Training Center for Retarded Citizens. A 10K race was held starting from the world famous site of the Lakeview Gusher and ending in Taft. The West Kern Oil Museum was dedicated by the Museum Association and Native Daughters of The Golden West - Miocene Chapter. Kim Spence was the Queen.