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Museum Accepts Haggard's Boyhood Home -- With Conditions

If Merle Haggard ever wants to sing himself back home, he may have to aim a couple of miles south after a decision by the Kern County Museum Foundation on Monday to accept, with conditions, the boyhood residence of the country music superstar.

After a lengthy and spirited discussion, the board, on a 7-to-1 vote, approved a letter spelling out the stipulations required before the museum can become the permanent location of the 1935 Oildale boxcar house built by Haggard's father. The letter gives Glenda Rankin and Dianne Sharman, the primary leaders of the effort, proof of the board's intent, a necessity before fundraising can begin. Path to Full Story on The Bakersfield Californian

Posted: Monday Oct-28-2013 6:00 PM

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